From 9 to 13th July 150 participants from all over the world gathered at the “Kettering Foundation” in Dayton, Ohio, for the learning exchange “Deliberative Democracy Institute 2”. The aim was to explore a range of ideas able to improve public life at the community level and beyond by encouraging citizens’ participation and advancing knowledge on democratic practices.

The Delegate of LDA Armenia, Lusine Aleksandryan was present in order to join the discussion upon experiences and best practices in the methodologies used for framing issues and deliberations at the community level.
Furthermore, Aleksandryan, along with colleagues from DDI2, hold a lecture on “Citizens participation in the decision-making processes” based on the Kettering method. This is to raise problems, collecting concerns and suggest actions and drawbacks. Once back in Armenia, Ms Aleksandryan will continue to apply this method in the communities of Armenia in order to promote community experience of joint decision-making and problem solving.

Useful resources:
LDA Armenia website
Deliberative Democracy Institute

From 9 to 13th July 150 participants from all over the world gathered at the “Kettering Foundation” in Dayton, Ohio, for the learning exchange “Deliberative Democracy Institute 2”. The aim was to explore a range of ideas able to improve public life at the community level and beyond by encouraging citizens’ participation and advancing knowledge on democratic practices.

The Delegate of LDA Armenia, Lusine Aleksandryan was present in order to join the discussion upon experiences and best practices in the methodologies used for framing issues and deliberations at the community level.
Furthermore, Aleksandryan, along with colleagues from DDI2, hold a lecture on “Citizens participation in the decision-making processes” based on the Kettering method. This is to raise problems, collecting concerns and suggest actions and drawbacks. Once back in Armenia, Ms Aleksandryan will continue to apply this method in the communities of Armenia in order to promote community experience of joint decision-making and problem solving.

Useful resources:
LDA Armenia website
Deliberative Democracy Institute