Why all citizens must speak up to help protect the ocean
It's time to bring everyday citizens to the negotiating table, so decision-makers have access to real experiences from those most impacted by the ocean.
Yves Mathieu is the Founder and Co-Director of Missions Publiques. He created Missions Publiques in 1998 driven by a desire to bring citizens into policy and invent new models of shared governance for better decisions today and tomorrow.
In the last twenty years, Mathieu, his team and various partners have initiated and organized over 1,200 Citizens' Dialogues in 125 countries.
He is the lead coordinator in implementing Citizens’ Dialogues in Europe and globally. This includes Citizens' Dialogues on climate prior to COP21 (100 panels, one day, 10.000 citizens); and, the European Dialogue on Space (24 countries, 1,600 participants) to support the European Space Agency strategy.
As a key feature of the recent Conference on the Future of Europe, he led the coordination and the roll-out of the four Citizens’ Panels, organized by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.