An opportunity to discuss emerging findings and set the agenda for KNOCA.

This event is aimed at those who have experience of or a desire to run Climate Assemblies. The event will offer participants the opportunity to respond to up to date analyses of learnings from recent European Climate Assemblies, and offer ideas of what KNOCA should be prioritising over the next year.

Date and time: Wednesday 23rd June.  14:00 – 18:00  CEST

Take a look at the slides for the day:


  14:00 – 14:10 Welcome
Presentation of the event by Graham Smith, Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. Founding Chair of the Knowledge Network on Climate Assemblies
Session 1 14:10 – 15:10 How the design of Climate Assemblies can be used to drive climate action

Moderation by Diarmuid Torney, Associate Professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University

 ● « How does the framing of climate change affect the conclusions reached in Climate Assemblies? By Chris Shaw, Senior Programme lead for Research at Climate Outreach
« How can Climate Assemblies be integrated into the policy system and the policy cycle? » By Frederik Landkjaer, Project Manager at the Danish Board of Technology

●       Maria Jose Sanz, Scientific Director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change
●       Giovanni Allegretti, Senior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra

Paticipant discussion
Session 2 15:25 – 16:25 Building the legitimacy and legacy of Climate Assemblies

Moderation by Yves Dejaeghere, Director of the Federation for innovation in Democracy Europe

« What is the impact and legacy of Climate Assemblies? » by Daniel Thorman, Researcher Associate at the Centre for Climate and Social Transformations at Cardiff University
● « How can the legitimacy and resonance of Climate Assemblies in the wider society be ensured? » by Alina Averchenkova, Lead for Governance and Legislation at the Grantham Research institute on Climate Change at the London School of Economics

●       Oisin Coghlan, Friend of the Earth Ireland Director
●       Eva Rovers, writer, cultural historian and member of Bureau Burgerberaard

Participant discussion
16:25 – 16:40Break
Session 3 16:40 -17:45Setting the agenda for KNOCA

Presentation by Graham Smith, Chair of KNOCA and Bjørn Bedsted, DIrector of the Danish Board of technology

Discussions in breakout rooms on areas of practice in need of guidance and future activities

Sharing of brakeout rooms priorities

– summary and next steps
17:50 – 18:00What´s next?
Closing remarks by Erica Hope, Director of Climate Planning and Laws, European Climate Foundation

Videorecording of the event:
Can climate assemblies be used to drive climate action? - Session 1 | KNOCACan climate assemblies be used to drive climate action? – Session 1 | KNOCA
Climate Assemblies - Building the legitimacy and legacy - Session 2 | KNOCAClimate Assemblies – Building the legitimacy and legacy – Session 2 | KNOCA