2024 OECD Global Forum on Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy

Session 4: Citizen engagement to decrease polarisation – new frontiers

Oct 21, 2024 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sala Marco Biagi


(Sala Marco Biagi) Engaging citizens in public policy making has evolved from a novelty to an established field of practice over the past decades. This doesn’t mean that we are doing it well. While successive results of the OECD Trust Survey show that meaningful citizen engagement needs to be further developed, governments have not yet found the right balance between traditional representative mechanisms and direct citizen engagement. This session will offer an opportunity to review countries’ experiences and will discuss how to move forward with more meaningful and measurable citizen participation, including through new tools such as AI. It will also include a deep dive into citizen engagement in the context of the climate transition.

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