COST Action CA17132 - APPLY
European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

COST Action      Horizon 2020

WG3 meeting – Public arguments in the wild: analysing concrete instances of public argument and practices for organizing public deliberation

Call for contributors: submit your proposal by 15 July 2019

Dates: 10 – 11 October 2019

Location: Creative Industries Faculty of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Main Local Organiser: Monika Mačiulienė (Mykolas Romeris University)

Scientific committee: Fabio Paglieri, Mark Aakhus, Serena Villata, Sandrine Roginsky, and Monika Mačiulienė

Aims and brief description of the workshop: Part of the workshop will be a session in which small sub-groups draft and revise parts of the survey paper on “Basic resources and methods for designing public argumentation” (the next Cost Action deliverable for WG3, due April 2020), based on the results in the workshop and on the preliminary structure and task assignment that will have been shared in advance (by mid-August 2019 at the latest) with all workshop participants.

COST funding will allow us to invite about 7-8 participants from WG 3.  Anyone who is available on those dates and wants to contribute by way of a paper presentation is welcome to submit his or her proposal: this proposal should be in English and structured as a short abstract, of no more than 300 words (title and references excluded).

Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to Fabio Paglieri ( by July 15, 2019. A strong focus on concrete instances of public argument or practices for organizing public debates and deliberations will be considered an important feature to best fit within the workshop scope, especially as such instances and practices can aid in understanding when, where, or how argument is public in our contemporary world or understanding resources and methods for shaping and organizing public debates and deliberation.

Selection of participants: Fabio Paglieri, Mark Aakhus, Serena Villata, Sandrine Roginsky, and Monika Mačiulienė will make a selection from the submissions based on relevance, and the authors of selected contributions will receive an invitation from COST in late July / early August 2019.

In addition to selected WG3 members, we plan to invite two external speakers on the workshop topic, two stakeholder representatives, as well as a member from WG1 and WG2, selected directly by the chairs of these working groups.

COST Action          Horizon 2020


COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

COST Action CA17132

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

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