Participatory Value Evalution (PVE) is a new method for evaluating policy options, and to facilitate the participation of large groups of citizens. The essence of PVE is that citizens are able to give advice about a government choice, in an easy-to-access way. It is like putting them in the seat of the government. In an online environment they get to see which choice the government has to make, they get an overview of the specific advantages and disadvantages (or effects) of the options which the government can choose from, and any restrictions that exist (e.g. a restricted budget or a compulsory aim). Thereafter, they are asked what they would advise the government to do. Lastly, the citizens explain their choices, which gives a clear picture of their preferences and what they considered.
15 April 2021
Second journal paper publiced about PVE deployment for effective participation
A paper was recently published on the possibility of using PWE for effective participation. Niek Mouter, Ruth Shortall, Shannon Spruit and Anatol Itten investigated this on the basis of a PWE about the energy transition in Utrecht.
03 March 2021
Researchers invite all inhabitants of the Netherlands to contribute to climate policy
What does the Dutch population think about Dutch climate policy? Researchers from TU Delft and Utrecht University invite thousands of Dutch people to contribute their ideas.
14 January 2021
TPM researchers Anatol Itten and Niek Mouter are going to the arctic circle
Two researchers from TPM are involved in a proposal for the Norwegian Research Council that received positive funding news.