44. EU Parliament must have a Citizens’ Chamber

To have an ongoing scrutiny of the EU Parliament, we need the Citizens’ Chamber as the second chamber of the Parliament consisting of randomly selected citizens. Such a Citizens’ Chamber could be divided up into major branches of public policy and form committees. Skilful moderation and facilitation can foster relatively equal member participation free from the pressures from the public and the media.

The version of this proposal refers to national or regional parliaments throughout the EU, including the EU Parliament itself, although it could also be used even for local Councils, including outside the EU, if so desired. However, to apply it for the EU Parliament, the only change needed would be to adjust the size of electoral districts in the European Union, which may include about 2 million voters (although smaller countries, such as Malta, would still get a minimum 1 seat). See more here.