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Citizen Panel Objective: A Citizens' Panel is a large, demographically representative group of citizens regularly used to assess public preferences and opinions. When conducted online it is sometimes known...
Conversation Café Objective: "Conversation Cafes aim to foster a society that actively engages in important social topics, which are newly selected for each gathering, by creating a temporary environment that...
Participatory Chinatown (Boston) Objective: "A mixed online-offline engagement process, the goal of Participatory Chinatown was to engage more Chinatown stakeholders in the 2010 Chinatown Master Planning Process" in Boston (...
Roundtable Discussion Objective: "Roundtable discussions are small group discussions where everybody has an equal right to participate. This method can in reality encompass a number of different formats; roundtabl...
Citizens' Councils Objective: "The Vorarlberg Burgerrat model, aka Citizens' Councils, was featured in OECD's report on Innovative Citizen Participation. Based on Jim Rough's Wisdom Council model, it aims to ad...
Forum Theater Objective: "Forum Theatre uses theatre to achieve social aims. It is a form of theatre that encourages audience interaction and explores different options for dealing with a problem or issue....
Laddering Objective: Grunberger and Omann (n.d, p. 9) describe the laddering method as follows: "This method has its roots in market research with the aim to identify consumer relationships to products...
Liquid Democracy Objective: "Liquid Democracy is an innovative concept for liquefying rigid structures that limit our democracy. And Liquid Democracy is us: a non-profit association from Berlin dedicated to t...
Online-Consultation Objective: "Online consultations utilize the internet to ask a group of people their opinion on an issue (typically a policy in the development stages). An unlimited number of participants ca...
Open Space Objective: To allow all kinds of people to organize and participate in creative meetings and events, to address one or more complex issues a larger group of people is facing and to create a c...
Speed Geeking Objective: Speed Geeking is a method to introduce and expose participants to new ideas, thoughts or processes. "A large group split up into smaller groups that make their way around several ...
Activating Opinion Survey Objective: In an activating opinion survey people are asked about their views on certain matters. Aim is to identify concerns, interests and needs of citizens. Also, citizens are invited to e...
Fish Bowl Objective: "Fishbowl conversations can be used to share information and promote dialogue between participants by focusing the entire groups' attention on the discussions taking place between...
Delphi Survey Objective: A Delphi Survey is a systematic multistage process in which experts are enquired about their opinions as well as about potential developments on specific topics. "Delphi Surveys a...
Citizen Jury Objective: In a citizen jury randomly selected individuals create a "citizens' assessment" on an issue. The participants make their recommendations from the point of view of the commonwealth;...
Written Consultation Objective: According to involve.org.uk, written consultations aim to determine the different existing opinions and perspectives on an issue and are the most common form of consultation at the...
Participatory Budgeting What is PB: The city administration makes the city budget transparent to get the citizens' vote or suggestion on how to spend it. It can have versatile applications ranging from small to larg...
PIMP your Town! Objective: "The local politics project for youth participation. What do indoor playgrounds, advertisements for sports clubs and the voluntary firefighters for parents of migrants, talking bin...
Action Learning What is it: "Action Learning is a process that involves a small group working on real problems, taking action, and learning as individuals, as a team, and as an organization. It helps organiz...
Appreciative Inquiry Objective: According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "Appreciative Inquiry is a facilitated process to discover past and current practices that inform and inspire participants...
Conflict Solving Conference Objective: The conflict resolution conference is a participation format in which heterogeneous viewpoints of different interest groups become transparent in a multi-stage process. During the...
Consensus Conference Objective: Consensus conferences are meetings comprised of a panel of randomly selected citizens who can engage in dialogue with experts on a particular topic at publicly held conferences. Ac...
Crowd Wise Crowd Wise is a participation method for taking shared decisions. It produces outcomes which the participants are more likely to support or be able to live with. Crowd Wise is a tested and fl...
Cooperative Discourse Objective: Cooperative discourse is a combination of elements of mediation, of the Delphi survey and of the citizen juries aimed at solving planning assignments. It is suitable for very compl...