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.
The PVE pillars
08 September 2020
Information provision on complex subjects in PVE
How to provide information about complex subjects to participants in PVE? Sem Nouws, student of the master Complex Systems Engineering and Management, studied different information provision approaches in a PVE on urban climate adaptation for his master thesis project. He observed that participants’ wants and needs regarding information are very divergent.
03 September 2020
Energy project with TU Delft citizen participation approach nominated for Galjaard prize
The project "The energy transition as joint decision of the municipality and the mienskip of the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân has been nominated for the Galjaard prize. TU Delft researchers Shannon Spruit and Niek Mouter contributed to this innovative citizen participation process.
21 August 2020
PVE workshop for German Bertelsmann Foundation
On August 20, Anatol Itten held a PVE workshop for the German Bertelsmann Foundation. The foundation is one of the largest independent German foundations, committed on both the national and the international level to strengthening democracy through the promotion of citizen participation in political decision-making and planning processes.