Claudia Chwalisz


Currently based in Paris, Claudia Chwalisz is leading the OECD’s work on innovative citizen participation, which explores the paradigm change underway towards a more participatory, deliberative, and collaborative governance. She co-authored the first OECD report on this topic published in June 2020: Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave (co-authored with Ieva Cesnulaityte). Besides research, Claudia’s work at the OECD involves coordinating the Innovative Citizen Participation Network of leading international practitioners, academics, public servants, and designers, as well as co-editing the OECD's online digest, Participo.

She is a member of the Democracy R&D Network, a global network of practitioners, academics, and advocates helping decision makers take hard decisions and build public trust. Claudia also contributes to Carnegie Europe's Reshaping European Democracy Project and mentored the 2019 Social Design masters students at the Design Academy Eindhoven for a series of workshops about Designing Democracy 2050.