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Double celebrations!

We have something to celebrate! When it’s time for the holidays, we have an extra party at Populytics. Because Populytics celebrates its birthday and turns 1! And of course we would like to share this milestone with you.

Minister Visser presents the results of Populytics consultation on Medical Fitness for Driving to the House of Representatives

Nieuws Minister Visser presents the results of Populytics consultation on Medical Fitness for Driving to the House of Representatives 31 December 2021 Minister Visser presents the results of Populytics consultation on Medical Fitness for Driving to the House of Representatives Today, Minister Visser of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management presented the report of...

How a consultation strengthens a citizens’ forum

Nieuws How a consultation strengthens a citizens' forum 31 December 2021 How a consultation strengthens a citizens' forum A consultation reveals the voice of the 'quiet middle' in a citizens' forum. And that is necessary. Because not everyone has the time or inclination to participate intensively in a forum for evenings in a row. It...

What does society think: how should the government deal with the corona virus in the future?

Nieuws What does society think: how should the government deal with the corona virus in the future? 31 December 2021 What does society think: how should the government deal with the corona virus in the future? A large part of the Dutch population has now been vaccinated against COVID-19 and the pressure on healthcare has...

Consultation on the structure of medical examinations for driving licenses

Good news, you can contribute again! What should the medical examination for driving licenses look like? Yesterday a consultation went live in which you are asked that question. All Dutch citizens can participate. Make sure to give your advice.

In conversation with members of the Lower House about the climate consultation

Today the results of the climate consultation were officially handed over to the Lower House. Niek spoke with members of the Lower House to explain the results and answer any questions. The Lower House was enthusiastic about our methods and found the results useful.

Ten lessons about citizen participation

Today the Webinar “Engaging citizens in energy transition” took place. This webinar was a collaboration between TU Delft’s PVE Lab and Populytics during which we discussed two recent consultations: 1) a citizen-initiated consultation on the heat transition in the Amsterdam district of Nieuw Sloten, and 2) a consultation combined with a citizen forum on the future energy policy of the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân.

Citizens’ Forum Foodvalley Region advisory

Twee mannen leggen zonnepanelen op een dak

Where, how and how much solar and wind energy can we generate in the region by 2030? In the Foodvalley region, representatives of stakeholders are working with 8 municipalities, 2 provinces and 2 water boards to come up with the Regional Energy Strategy (RES) plan. A group of residents from throughout the region – a citizens’ forum – wrote an advisory report on how this regional plan could take into account what the residents consider important. Populytics carried out a consultation among the residents of Foodvalley Region in support of this advice.

Researchers give all Dutch people the chance to think about climate policy

Landschap met windmolens

Windmills on land, increasing the price of gas or a meat tax? What does Dutch society think about Dutch climate policy? Researchers from TU Delft and Utrecht University are using a Participatory Value Assessment (PVE) to give thousands of Dutch people the opportunity to comment on this. Populytics supported them throughout the process.

Insight into residents’ values in Súdwest-Fryslân’s energy policy thanks to PVE method

Recently Populytics CEO, Shannon Spruit was interviewed by the magazine Democracy in Action. In the article she explains how Participatory Value Evaluation can support local decision-making.

Public participation project Súdwest-Fryslân finalist Galjaardprijs

The project, ‘The energy transition as a joint decision of municipality and community of municipality Súdwest-Fryslân has been nominated for the Galjaard Prize. Populytics’ researchers Shannon Spruit and Niek Mouter contributed to this innovative citizen participation project.

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