In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) clearly committed itself to high-quality citizen participation in research policy and research with its position paper on participation. With the development of a participation strategy, the BMBF now wants to specify how participation can be further strengthened in this area.

About 50 citizens discussed this issue in 7 meetings from the end of November 2021 to March 2022. The Citizens’ Assembly includes citizens from the city and the countryside, young and old people, university graduates and non-academics. Their different perspectives are used to develop tangible, practically oriented recommendations for action in politics and science. These are summarised in the Citizens’ Assembly report that is handed over to the BMBF within the Science Year 2022 – Participate! and presented to the public.

The nexus Institute is designing and moderating the Citizens’ Assembly on Research in cooperation with ifok GmbH.

Duration: 09/2021 – 05/2022
Client: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Team: Christine von Blanckenburg (Project Manager), Eike Biermann, Gordian Haas, Zora Ott, Felix Schürhoff
Partner: ifok GmbH

Logo: BMBF