Democracy and participation, Education

REALLY representative EP using SORTITION


Who is behind this?


Asociatia Civicus Romania


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Citizens are feeling not represented by politicians, voter participation is low & mistrust in politicians rocketing.
Learning from Athenians that chose officials by sortition (lottery) we could gain better representativity for EP
Developing electoral conditions for part of EP to be filled by randomly selected citizens will rise representativity and bring life to EP

Where will your idea take place?

Bucharest, Brussels

Why does Europe need your idea?

Representativity is the weak point of democracy in the form it is today
EP is not Europe image as it should
It is filled with pushed in politicians, far away from citizens.
Introducing sortition as a way to elect at least partly EP will bring representing closer to what it was intended to

What is your impact?

A solid proposal for implementing sortition in EP forming
Lobby for introducing this proposal into practice and make EP a real forum

How do you get there?

Research data on sortition proposals & historical & social data and come with a working proposal to be discussed with partners and interested parts
Identifying ways to make it happen
Lobby and advocacy to promote the proposal

What is your story?

Democracy today is promoting politicians pushed forward by groups of interest
When a plain citizen gets in office, he/she will have no incentive to bend to interests, as he will stay there only a mandate.
Therefore promoting sortition will save me from seeing corruption on media

Who are you doing it for?

citizens and taxpayers

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Expecting feed back, pro&cons



Idea created on Jan. 19, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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