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Luxembourg platform for participatory democracy


The Luxembourg platform for participatory democracy was created following the collaboration agreement concluded between the University of Luxembourg and the City of Dudelange in December 2020. It aims primarily to evaluate and strengthen the participatory projects of the City of Dudelange (as a pilot city) and, secondly, to make an inventory and promote participatory democracy projects throughout the country. 


At the national level, the project aims to establish a national and “Grand-Regional” network around the challenges of participatory democracy in order to create synergies and to become the national reference center for participatory democracy in Luxembourg for any institution interested in developing participatory projects. This also includes the development of a reference website with an overview of the main participatory practices produced in the country and primarily in the City of Dudelange.

At the international level, the objectives of the project are the organization of public events around the challenges of participatory democracy, the integration of international networks that deal specifically with participatory democracy as well as organisation of the next editions of the summer school 'Participation and Democracy' together with the Université libre de Bruxelles, Université Laval and the Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux.

The project is coordinated by Dr. Raphaël Kies and Ekaterina Chirkova from the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE).

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Luxembourg Platform for Participatory Democracy 

University of Luxembourg

Campus Belval
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Telephone: (+352) 46 66 44 93 06

Dr. Raphael Kies, Director
Ekaterina Chirkova, Coordinator 

E-mails: raphael.kies@uni.lu