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About Patrizia Nanz

Patrizia Nanz is Professor for Political Theory at the University of Bremen and chair of the European Institute for Public Participation (EIPP). She is head of the research area “Culture of Participation and Democracy” at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen. Among her recent publications are: Is Europe listening to us? Successes and Failures of EU Citizen Consultations (ed. with Raphael Kies, Ashgate Publishing, 2013). 

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A consultative Council of Citizens: for a new policy of participation in Europe

People are no longer content simply to take part in elections and to delegate all their power to political representatives. If Europe wants to create a direct link with the people, there is no other solution than to put the latter in a position to communicate with it.

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