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What is the main change you are trying to achieve?
Build skills and capacity of participants
Gather individual pre-existing opinions
Gather informed and considered opinions (deliberation)
Generate new ideas (innovation)
Create a shared vision amongst participants
Reach consensus and overcome conflict
Make a direct decision
How much money do you have available for the process?
Do you need to involve a certain number of participants?
What type of participants do you want to have?
Self selected participants attending as individuals (open access process)
A Group which broadly reflects the Demographic make up of a certain community or population
Statistically representative sample of a population
Representatives of wider interest groups (stakeholders)
How aware are participants of problems and how much do they know about the subject?
participants need information and cannot articulate their interests
participants know about some aspects/can roughly articulate some interest
participants are well informed and can articulate their interests
Which policy areas are covered by your project?
Crime and justice
Culture and arts
Environment and climate change
Health and well-being
Housing and Planning
Science and technology
On which political level has participation taken place ?
Please tick if any of the conditions listed below apply!
... face to face processes
... online processes
What level of involvement are you trying to achieve?
Consult (I want to listen to participants but I will make the final decision on my own)
Collaborate (I want to work with participants and make a shared decision)
Empower (I want the participants to make the decision themselves)
Is your process particularly focussed on any of the following groups?
Children and young people
Ethnic minority groups
Groups with low levels of literacy/confidence
People with learning difficulties
Can anything change as a result of participation?
Do you have at least three months to set up and run the process?
Do you have enough resources (both people and money) for your intended process?
Is the decision maker/problem holder supportive of wider participation?
Is the issue one which is of interest to your intended participants?
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