Data

General Issues
Health
Collections
OECD Project on Representative Deliberative Processes
The POLITICIZE Project on Deliberative Mini-Publics (DMPs) in Europe
Location
Bavaria
Germany
Scope of Influence
Regional
Links
Planning Cells on Health in Bavaria, Germany
OECD Project Page for Innovative Citizen Participation
Bürgergutachten für Gesundheit
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Approach
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Total Number of Participants
405
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Stratified Random Sample
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Planning
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Recruit or select participants
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Deliberation
Civic Lottery
Planning Cells
Legality
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Express Opinions/Preferences Only
Decision Methods
Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Type of Organizer/Manager
For-Profit Business
Funder
Bavarian Ministry of the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection
Type of Funder
Regional Government
Volunteers
No

CASE

Planning Cells on Health in Bavaria, Germany

General Issues
Health
Collections
OECD Project on Representative Deliberative Processes
The POLITICIZE Project on Deliberative Mini-Publics (DMPs) in Europe
Location
Bavaria
Germany
Scope of Influence
Regional
Links
Planning Cells on Health in Bavaria, Germany
OECD Project Page for Innovative Citizen Participation
Bürgergutachten für Gesundheit
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Approach
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Total Number of Participants
405
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Stratified Random Sample
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Planning
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Recruit or select participants
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Deliberation
Civic Lottery
Planning Cells
Legality
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Express Opinions/Preferences Only
Decision Methods
Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Type of Organizer/Manager
For-Profit Business
Funder
Bavarian Ministry of the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection
Type of Funder
Regional Government
Volunteers
No

In 2004, the 405 randomly selected participants in the Planning Cells on Health in Bavaria, Germany met to produce recommendations for health policy.

Problems and Purpose

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

The 16 citizen conferences or planification cells were organized by the Bavarian ministry of health between September 2003 and February 2004 on the topic of regional health policy.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

The mini-pubic is based upon a two-step process of participants' selection: the organizers first selected one city or rural district in each of the seven main administrative divisions of the state, with the exception of Oberbayern (the most populous one) in which two locations were picked (eight locations in total; it is unclear how exactly each of them was selected). In the second phase, potential participants were randomly selected from population registers (population: all residents aged 16 and above, including foreigners and secondary residences). 2,800 people were contacted, 405 (approx. 25 per cell) participated.

Methods and Tools Used

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

405 randomly selected participants (25 per cell) met during four consecutive days (Monday to Thursday) in eight locations (Augsburg, Bad Kissingen, Kronach, Landshut, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Nuremberg, Starnberg, and Traunstein). The mini-public was organized as a typical planification cell, including a training phase with experts, workshops in small groups, hearings with politicians, and the drafting of a final report with policy recommendations.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

References

External Links

Notes

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