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The People’s Assembly Rahvakogu was a platform of crowd-sourcing ideas and proposals to amend Estonia’s electoral laws, political party law, and other issues related to the future of democracy in Estonia. People’s Assembly took place in 2013 as the biggest (and probably the first) deliberative democracy initiative in Estonia.

The Assembly focused specifically on five questions: the electoral system, political parties, competition between the political parties and their internal democracy, financing of the political parties, strengthening the role of civic society in politics between the elections, and stopping the politicization of public offices.The Assembly combined modern communication tools with traditional face-to-face discussions. Below is a short overview of the structure of the People’s Assembly.