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Meeting of the Minds

Updated Monday, 9th September 2013

European citizens deliberate on brain science.

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Meeting of the minds Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Meeting of the minds Meeting of the Minds was an initiative in which "European citizens wrestled - in nine languages - with the implications of brain science policy to develop recommendations for the European Parliament". It featured "two pan-European Town Meetings and several consultations in each participating nation" and "pioneered a new deliberation process in Europe".

It was initiated by government, designers & developers, a non-governmental organisation/charity, and researchers, scientists & educators and encouraged people to participate through an online platform and public assembly. Meeting of the Minds was transnational in orientation and concerned with health and science governance.

It was launched in 2005 and lasted for 12 months. 126 people were involved.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.





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