The We The Citizen's campaign was an independent national initiative, funded by UCD and Atlantic Philanthropies that explored whether Ireland could benefit from citizens coming together to form citizen assemblies in a more participatory form of democracy. The website and social media profiles played a central role in encouraging citizens to engage with the campaign and debate key issues. It allowed users to register for events, watch videos, complete online surveys, submit topics for discussion and comment on all content. The website was a finalist in the 2011 Golden Spider Awards for Best Charity and Non-Profit Website.
“A non-party political initiative last year called ‘We the Citizens’ proved conclusively that citizens’ assemblies can and will work in this country.”Senator Fiach Mac Conghail, An Seanad, 22/02/2012