There's currently a lot of demand for deliberative processes and in particular citizens’ assemblies.

To sustain and enhance this deliberative wave, the UK needs practitioners that have the skills and support to design and deliver high-quality democratic processes.

Community of practice

We have established the Practitioners' Network to: 

  • Build the capacity and capability of practioners to deliver citizens’ assemblies and other deliberative processes
  • Facilitate peer to peer support and collaboration – sharing ideas, resources and support
  • Build knowledge, understanding and ongoing learning about citizens’ assemblies and other forms of deliberative democracy
  • Develop standards and principles for the effective delivery of citizens’ assemblies

We want to support and work with the practitioners with skills and interest in this area. If you are a facilitation / deliberative process practitioner and are interested in contributing and learning more, please email with a brief summary of your interest and experience. 

We will keep you in touch with opportunities for training, workshops and meet-ups, as well as linking you into the wider network.