Data

General Issues
Planning & Development
Location
Grez-Doiceau
Wallonia
1390
Belgium
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
G100 report
G100 Grez-Doiceau - The program
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Approach
Citizenship building
Civil society building
Total Number of Participants
50
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Mixed
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Stratified Random Sample
General Types of Methods
Community development, organizing, and mobilization
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Deliberation
Citizens' Summit
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Type of Organizer/Manager
Activist Network
Volunteers
Yes

CASE

G100 Grez-Doiceau

14 febbraio 2021 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
10 febbraio 2021 Antonin Lacelle-Webster
29 gennaio 2021 Antonin Lacelle-Webster
General Issues
Planning & Development
Location
Grez-Doiceau
Wallonia
1390
Belgium
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
G100 report
G100 Grez-Doiceau - The program
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Approach
Citizenship building
Civil society building
Total Number of Participants
50
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Mixed
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Stratified Random Sample
General Types of Methods
Community development, organizing, and mobilization
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Deliberation
Citizens' Summit
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Type of Organizer/Manager
Activist Network
Volunteers
Yes

Activist residents of the semi-rural town of Grez-Doiceau organized a minipublic in 2014 on the future of the town. The G100 was open to all citizens and a portion of the participants were selected by lot.

Problems and Purpose

The main objective behind the organization of the G100 in Grez-Doiceau was to dream of the future of the municipality and to imagine how citizens can act in order to achieve it.

Background History and Context

Relatives of activists involved in the organization of the G100 were previously involved in the establishment of a G'Off within the framework of the G1000. This approach inspired the initiative at Grez-Doiceau.

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

The initiative was organized by activists from the municipality, who joined forces with the Constellation network and its Belgian unit called Belcompétence. The municipality was not involved in the financing of the activity.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

The approach was based on a mixed recruitment structure. First, a call to all was shared across different networks to invite all those who were interested in participating in the G100. At the same time, some participants were recruited by drawing lots. In the end, 3 of the 50 people present were drawn (while 1,156 phone calls were made).

Methods and Tools Used

This deliberative approach was directly inspired by the G1000 method. The discussions were moderated by 14 volunteer facilitators from the Constellation network from France and Belgium. The organizers used tools such as artistic representations.

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

The G100 officially took place on October 11 and 12, 2014. During the first day, the organizers presented the objective of the process and the participants, in order to get to know each other, exchanged views in small groups. Subsequently, they presented their visions of the municipality in 2040 in the form of drawings or words. These representations were brought together to form a "common dream". For the second working day, the participants were separated into groups at random in order to develop implementation proposals. These were then grouped together and ten themes were identified. Still in small groups, the participants worked on these themes. At the end of the process, the participants were invited to continue their engagement, if they wanted to, within ten working groups.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

After the completion of the G100, several working groups continued to meet and develop concrete actions for the municipality.

Analysis and Lessons Learned

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See Also

Citizens' Summit

References

The original submission of this case entry was adapted from Vrydagh, J., Devillers, S., Talukder, D., Jacquet, V. & Bottin, J. (2020). Les mini-publics en Belgique (2001-2018) : expériences de panels citoyens délibératifs. Courrier hebdomadaire du CRISP, 32(32-33), 5-72. https://doi.org/10.3917/cris.2477.0005. Please refer to the revision history for a detailed account of subsequent edits and additions made by the Participedia community.

External Links

http://www.crisp.be/2021/01/les-mini-publics-en-belgique-2001-2018-experiences-de-panels-citoyens-deliberatifs/

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