Since 2011, the Foundation has been asked by both public authorities and citizens to help them develop a "deliberative democracy" approach, inspired by the G1000 as well as by previous citizens' panels that it had pionneered in Belgium since 2001.
That is pretty much how things have worked in various support committees, as in Wallonia’s “Youth Parliament” on sustainable development strategy, the Parliament of Wallonia citizens' panels on aging (members were picked at random) and the Mobility Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region, or the Louvain-la-Neuve G100 committee on the extension of a commercial complex.
The German-speaking Community is considering taking a very big step towards democratic innovation: adding to its parliament a "permanent involvement in policy-making by citizens drawn by lot". The assembly would have full autonomy to define themes, supervise debates and the follow-up of citizens’ reports. It would especially guarantee a permanent link between the work of citizens and that of elected officials. A potential world first at a regional level and with broad constitutional powers! The highest authorities of the German-speaking Community have asked the G1000’s initiating group and the Foundation to think of how this ambition could be brought to fruition. More on the G1000.
The Foundation is also a partner of the Collaborative City VILCO - Innoviris project for participatory governance at the level of Brussels neighbourhoods, which brings together local citizens and institutions in a common dynamic of transition.
Beyond these concrete initiatives, the Foundation is regularly invited by the media to address these topics.