Five hundred people have signed up so far for the G1000. This wil be held in the Beursgebouw (Convention Center) of Eindhoven. As the name suggests, it should bring together 1000 people.
The G1000 is a new democratic initiative in which the inhabitants of Eindhoven have dialogues with each other about various subjects. The purpose is to improve the city of Eindhoven. All ideas generated will be presented to the city council.
The people joining the G1000 is determined by drawing lots, and invitation letters have been send to this random group. Not everybody who received the invitation has signed up. Next week the organization of the G1000 will be lobbying hard in the hope that another 500 Eindhoveners will join.
G1000 Eindhoven is a citizens’ initiative created for the residents of Eindhoven, by the residents of Eindhoven. G1000 Eindhoven would like to overcome the distance between people and politics by renewing democracy, step by step. With this initiative in mind, G1000 Eindhoven has organised the above mentioned event, to initiate a conversation about topics that they think are important to Eindhoven residents.
Translation: Peter Marijnissen