The Harris Interactive Institute was in charge of drawing lots for the 150 participants. Telephone numbers were generated automatically – 85% mobile and 15% landlines – and about 255,000 people were contacted between the end of August and the end of September.
The aim is to obtain a panel representative of the French population, according to the following criteria:
To guarantee the impartiality of the draw, the process was subject to bailiff control, under the supervision of the Guarantors and the Governance Committee of the Citizens’ Convention.
This was message that the Harris Interactive Institute’s used when they contacted people in order to select the 150 citizens:
“The Citizens’ Convention on Climate announced by President Emmanuel MACRON is organised by the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. The objective of this convention is to go further and faster in the fight against climate change and to give more space to citizen participation in public decision-making.
For more democracy, it was decided that the telephone numbers of the participants would be chosen by drawing lots. Your telephone number is one of those drawn at random and we give you the opportunity to participate in the Citizens’ Convention on Climate which will take place in Paris on the condition that your profile (your age, your profession, your place of residence…) can be selected.
In principle, regardless of the dates of the event, do you agree to participate in this Citizens’ Convention on Climate? »