You wait an age for a citizens' assembly, and then ten (and counting) come along at once. 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the citizens' assembly!

With almost weekly announcements, it's getting hard to keep track of them all. I made a start on Twitter, but 280 characters just aren't enough. So - inspired by Louise Crow at MySociety - I've started to put together a database to try to keep up.

Citizens' assembly tracker 2019

Location

Organisation

Topic

Time Scale

Number of participants

Further information

Cambridge

Greater Cambridge Partnership

Traffic congestion, public transport and air quality

September/October 2019

60

https://consultcambs.uk.engagementhq.com/greater-cambridge-citizens-assembly 

Camden

London Borough of Camden

Climate change

July 2019

60

https://camdenclimateassembly.commonplace.is/

Devon

Devon County Council

Climate change

tbc

tbc

https://www.devon.gov.uk/energyandclimatechange/devon-climate-emergency-response-group/citizens-assembly

Kingston

Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames

Air quality

November / December 2019

40

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/news/article/940/kingston_s_first_ever_citizens_assembly_confirmed_for_autumn

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/CitizensAssembly

Lambeth

London Borough of Lambeth

Climate change

tbc

tbc

https://www.lambeth-labour.org.uk/2019/06/12/delivering-a-green-new-deal-for-lambeth/

Oxford

Oxford City Council

Climate change

Autumn 2019

tbc

https://www.oxford.gov.uk/news/article/1064/oxford_city_council_to_establish_uk_s_first_citizens_assembly_to_address_climate_emergency

Scotland

Scottish Government

The constitutional future of Scotland

Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020

100

https://www.citizensassembly.scot/

Sheffield

Sheffield City Council

Climate change

tbc

tbc

https://sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/news/clean-air-day-2019-council-renews-commitment-to-tackling-climate-and-environmental-emergencies/

UK

UK Parliament - Six Select Committees

Climate change

Autumn 2019

tbc

https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-energy-industrial-strategy/news-parliament-2017/climate-change-and-net-zero-chairs-comments-17-19/

UK

National Food Strategy

National Food Strategy

tbc

tbc

https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org

UK

Ada Lovelace Institute

Facial recognition technology

tbc

tbc

https://www.adalovelaceinstitute.org/beyond-face-value-public-attitudes-...

Wales

National Assembly for Wales

How people in Wales can shape their future

July 2019

60

https://devolution20.wales/citizens-assembly

           

Let us know if we've missed any, or if you can point us to more up-to-date information anywhere. We'll make regular updates to this table, but you can also help us keep track via this live Google Sheet.

Also, check out the citizens' assemblies that have already taken plan in the UK over the past few years: