There is no doubt for us that humanity is capable of maintaining a favourable climate on Earth. Today, we already have the necessary technologies to generate energy in an environmentally friendly way, we can plant forests and restore degraded ecosystems. And most of all, caring for the climate and our planet is an issue that is important to many people. What is needed now to effectively protect the Earth’s climate is a democratic decision-making process, which will enable the implementation of climate-friendly solutions. Citizens’ assemblies are a form of democracy which, in our opinion, supports making well-considered decisions on such complex issues as climate protection.

The aim of our initiative is to have citizens’ assemblies, formed from a randomly selected group of citizens, become a standard in all democratic countries worldwide. We would like them to become a tool for making binding decisions, both on issues related to climate protection, and on all other matters that are important to people.

Our team

Marcin Gerwin, PhD – designs and coordinates citizens’ assemblies. He is a specialist in sustainable development and deliberative democracy. A graduate of political science. Author of the books Żywność i demokracja (Food and Democracy) and Żywność przyjazna dla klimatu (Climate–friendly food), and a guide to citizens’ assemblies. Apart from working on democracy-related issues, he gives self-care workshops for activists.

Karolina Woźniak – coordinates social media and cooperation with climate activists. A project manager by profession, and a graduate of English Language Studies. An organiser of self-care workshops for activists. In her free time, she trains CrossFit and kettlebell sport.

Eva Mackeviča– graduate of International Relations, specialising in international business and global economy. She is interested in mediation and conflict resolution. In her free time she engages in youth leadership development, as well as educating on ecological matters. She truly believes that anyone can achieve great things, with a proper mindset, education and inspiration from others, that is why her trust in humanity keeps growing every day.

Zuzanna Nowak – researches political systems. Graduated from International Relations, with a specialty in diplomacy and consular relations. For several years she has been professionally involved in non-formal education for youth in intercultural communication, global citizenship, activism, and human rights; as well as organizing local and international events. She’s a passionate cook and loves sports in every shape and form. She’s also very nice.

Adela Gąsiorowska – she is a specialist in public-social cooperation and citizen participation. Graduated in law. She also gives consulting services and trainings for NGOs. In her free time she likes playing piano and riding a bike.

Katarzyna Sobuś – campaign manager. She is a graduate of political science with specializations in public relations and European Studies. She has several years of experience in analysing environmental law. A mountain enthusiast.

Our partners

Martina Francesca – she is a group facilitator supporting teams, organizations and communities in applying new models of collaborating. After graduating in electronic engineering, she decided to deepen the topics of facilitation and Transition, working closely with the Italian hub of the Transition Town movement. In 2016 she co-authored a book and deck of cards about facilitation. Today she is a group facilitator in love with her work, and interested in how facilitation, systems thinking, deep ecology, new forms of politics and participation can shape the new, emerging culture. Her website is: https://martinafrancesca.it/