Posted on 3 July 2019

G7 Citizen Dialogue

The involvement of citizens and civil society is one of the pillars upon which France has built its G7 presidency. This is why the G7 Citizen Dialogue was organized, to give over 250 citizens from across France, the G7 countries and the African continent the opportunity to engage in face-to-face discussions with government members on 2 July. 

Citizens were able to express their expectations for the outcomes of the French G7 Presidency through rich and constructive dialogue contributing to preparations for the Biarritz Summit. The event brought together activists, farmers, researchers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, secondary school students, union members and citizens selected at random. They all decided to get involved, some for more than a year, to ensure that France’s objectives for the Summit of Heads of State and Government in Biarritz reflect their concerns and priorities.

G7 Citizen Dialogue

Direct dialogue between citizens and the government

Round tables on the key themes of the French G7 Presidency were an opportunity for ministers and citizens to come together and reflect on the concrete outcomes of the summit. It was also an opportunity to take stock of the G7 ministers meetings which have taken place throughout the year and are key stages in preparing the Biarritz summit.

Some of the themes discussed include:

  • Making gender equality a global cause
  • Greater social justice in globalization
  • Making capitalism fairer
  • Combating inequality by protecting biodiversity and the climate
  • Fighting inequality in developing countries
  • Building a trust-worthy digital world together

G7 Citizen Dialogue

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