Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir is among one thousand randomly selected Icelanders invited to the upcoming National Assembly.
A further 4,000 reserves have also been randomly invited from all over the country to ensure that the full allocation of 1,000 citizens turn up on the day. Attendees are paid for their time and those from outside Reykjavik are also provided with free accommodation.
The assembly will take place for the second time this November and is intended as a seminar of ideas for positive changes to the way the country is run. The assembly attempts to influence the government and other decision makers, but is not run by the government.
Johanna Sigurdardottir told reporters that she will think very carefully about whether she will accept the invitation or not.