In 2011, the region Rhône-Alpes convened 35 randomly drawn residents to discuss issues related to regional policies to fight against global warming. This regional participatory process aims to contribute to the development of the Regional Climate, Air, and Energy Scheme.
Problems and Purpose
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Participants gathered during 3 weekends from April until July. They were expected to provide answers to the following question: what policy instruments should the region use in order to achieve a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the short run (2020) and long run (2050)? Upon their final meeting, participants wrote a report with policy recommendations.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Participants wrote a final report including eight general policy recommendations for the region (e.g. investing in public transport, green energies, and local agriculture; providing monetary incentives for private citizens to improve the insulation of their houses; etc.).
Analysis and Lessons Learned
This entry is based on the POLITICIZE dataset. More information can be found at the following links:
- Paulis, Emilien; Pilet, Jean-Benoit; Panel, Sophie; Vittori, Davide; Close, Caroline, 2020, "POLITICIZE Dataset", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/Z7X6GT, Harvard Dataverse, V1
- Pilet J-B, Paulis E, Panel S.,Vitori D & Close C. 202X The POLITICIZE Dataset: an inventory of Deliberative Mini-Publics (DMPs) in Europe. European Political Science.
Data was sourced from OECD (2020), Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/339306da-en.