With the House Parliaments, we want to enable civil society engagement where opinions arise: at home, when dining with the family, when talking to friends and acquaintances in the café, at the regulars' table or in the park.
House parliaments bring political debates and decision-making to your home in order to make political processes more understandable.
House parliaments are private roundtables that debate a current political issue and then vote on it.
It works like this:
You invite friends and acquaintances to debate the House Parliament's questions. You will meet either in person or via video conference.
In addition to your house parliament many other people, each in groups of around 4 to 8 people, meet to debate the same question.
Each group has a host who invites friends and acquaintances to the house parliament and then explains the process to the participants.
In your house parliaments, you will deal with the respective topic using a guide and additional information texts. This is intended to give you incentives to discuss and a framework for content.
You document the results of your debate and upload them so that all results can be evaluated, summarized and forwarded to the responsible persons in politics.
These politically responsible persons undertake to evaluate the result of the house parliaments and to issue a public statement.
This allows you to have a direct influence on important political decisions with your debate. At the same time, the dialogue between citizens and politicians should be strengthened and a better understanding of the other should be created.
House parliaments can take place on all political decisions at all levels.
And politics has a great deal of interest in house parliaments:
The results are used to map the mood of the population, on which political action is based.
The more people participate, the more representative the results become and therefore the more valuable for politics.
Every house parliament needs a host to invite other participants and to accompany them through the process - Register now as a host and start your own house parliament!