The 8th round of European HouseParliaments focused on this year's 175th anniversary of the convening of the first German National Assembly in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt am Main. On the occasion of this important event in the history of democracy, the focus of this round of EHP was on the topic of European citizen participation. Therefore, the over question of this round of EHP was: Does Europe's democracy need more citizen participation?
From April 4, 2023 to July 30, 2023, around 500 people from 9 European countries discussed the topic of European citizen participation and voted on the over-question as well as three concrete European policy proposals. The debate focused on the introduction of a European referendum, the establishment of transnational lists in the European elections, and more opportunities for co-determination in European migration policy.