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Vittersø, Gunnar and Torjusen, Hanne (Eds.) (2019) Seminar on involving citizens in deliberative processes. . Proceedings of Seminar.

[img] PDF - Presentation - English (Evans and van Kesteren Dec O3_2019 Citizens Juries)
[img] HTML - Other content type - English (Hasse Dec 03_2019 Mini-publics REELER project web page)
[img] PDF - Presentation - English (Burall Dec 03_2019 UK Deliberations)
[img] PDF - Presentation - English (Amilien 03 Dec_2019 Hybrid Forums)
[img] PDF - Presentation - English (Thostensen 03 Dec_2019 Dialogue Cafes)
[img] PDF - Presentation - English (Strandbakken and Throne-Holst Dec 03_2019 3rd Generation Deliberations)
[img] PDF - Other content type - English (Vittersø, Torjusen and Thorjussen Dec 03_2019 Public opinioin of contentious inputs in organic agriculture. Poster)
[img] PDF - Other content type - English (Evans, van Kesteren and Schmutz Dec 03_2019 Results Focus groups Organic-PLUS. Poster)
[img] PDF - Other content type - English (Schmutz, Evans, Løes et al. Dec 03_2019 Organic-PLUS. Poster)
[img] PDF - Other content type - English (Schmutz and Conroy Dec 03_2019 Contentious Inputs. Poster)


Consumer research Norway (SIFO) at Oslo Metropolitan University arranged a seminar with special focus on methodologies for engaging citizens in so called deliberative processes. About 25 participants and invited researchers and specialists shared their experiences, views and ideas on the involvement of citizens in complex and often controversial issues within research projects. There are a number of different approaches for involving citizens on public deliberations in research projects such as Citizens Juries, Hybrid Forums and mini-public deliberations, and the main aim of the seminar was to seek out what we can learn from these different approaches in order to develop these methodologies further.
The seminar was funded by the Norwegian Research Council and linked to the EU project Organic-PLUS focusing on the current use of - and possibilities for phasing out - contentious inputs within organic agriculture in Europe. The seminar contained two separate sessions. In the first session invited speakers presented their experiences with different methods for involving citizens in deliberative processes. The speakers were encourage to talk about the following themes and questions: What are the rationale behind involving citizens in specific research projects? How can we design these deliberations such that we get a two-way dialogue between scientists and members of the public, especially on issues that often are too technical for direct public scrutiny? What are the pros and cons of different methods?
During the brakes participants had the opportunity to get information about the Organic PLUS project from displayed posters and talks with project participants. The seminar ended with a World Cafe discussion about issues such as the key ingredients of successful public engagement and positive and negative impacts of public engagements. The World Café was an exciting learning experience with colleagues from other projects and will shape the future citizen jury research work on contentious inputs within the Organic-PLUS project in Norway, the United Kingdom and Italy. The following list gives an overview of the presentations and posters on the seminar:
1. Citizen Juries: Enhancing our understanding of animal welfare and organic farming through science-society dialogues Adrian Evans and Rosa van Kesteren, Coventry University.
2. Cathrine Hasse, Aarhus University: Reeler Outreach: Minipublics [PDF]
3. Simon Burall, The Involve Foundation: The UK experience of deliberative processes [PDF]
4. Virginie Amilien, Consumption Research Norway (SIFO): Hybrid Forums [PDF]
5. Erik Thorstensen, Work Research Institute (AFI): Engaging Older Adults through World Cafés. [PDF]
6. Pål Strandbakken & Harald-Throne Holst, Consumption Research Norway (SIFO): 3rd Generation Deliberations [PDF]

EPrint Type:Proceedings
Keywords:Engagement Methods, Deliberative processes, Citizens Juries, Organic-PLUS, contentious inputs
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy
Research affiliation: Norway > Consumption Research Norway – SIFO
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:774340
Deposited By: Vittersø, Gunnar
ID Code:37195
Deposited On:05 Feb 2020 07:02
Last Modified:05 Feb 2020 07:02
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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