Energy in Súdwest-Fryslân

What do the inhabitants of Súdwest-Fryslân (South West Friesland) think is important when constituting the future energy policy of their municipality? That is the main question for this particular consultation. In total 1376 local residents took part in this consultation.

Lifting corona measures in the Netherlands

Following the coronavirus outbreak in the Netherlands, the government has taken various measures to control the spread of the virus, to protect high-risk groups such as the elderly and to prevent various parts of the health care system from collapsing. Now that RIVM (the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment) has come to the conclusion that the measures appear to be effective, the questions as to whether these measures can be phased out and how (at what pace, and in what way) have to be answered. Naturally, the government bases its choices and decisions on sophisticated model studies by experts, but the preferences, considerations and values of society are hardly taken into account. To support more insights into the latter, we have carried out a Participative Value Evaluation (PVE), in which approx. 30.000 citizens were consulted about their preferences regarding the trade-offs that occur while lifting the corona measures.

Heat transition vision Utrecht

The participation process for the Heat Transition Vision Utrecht project includes several measures to involve different groups of stakeholders. One of the measures is a Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE), carried out by researchers at the TU Delft and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In the case of the Heat Transition Vision Utrecht project, local residents were asked to use an online platform to give advice about meeting the objective of making 22,000 homes gas-free before 2030. The residents could allocate 100 points to four different approaches on how to achieve this goal.