Data

Face-to-Face, Online, or Both?
Face-to-Face
General Type of Method
Long-term civic bodies
Links
De Standaard: Ostbelgien Model [German]
The Alternative UK: Belgium's German-speaking community set up a Citizens' Assembly & Council, alongside the old power structures
The Economist: A Belgian experiment that Aristotle would have approved of
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Stratified Random Sample
Number of Participants
Medium size groups
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Negotiation & Bargaining
Facilitation
Yes
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Majoritarian Voting
Scope of Implementation
National
Level of Polarization This Method Can Handle
High polarization
Level of Complexity This Method Can Handle
High Complexity

METHOD

The Ostbelgien Model

First Submitted By Scott Fletcher, Participedia Team

Most Recent Changes By Scott Fletcher, Participedia Team

Face-to-Face, Online, or Both?
Face-to-Face
General Type of Method
Long-term civic bodies
Links
De Standaard: Ostbelgien Model [German]
The Alternative UK: Belgium's German-speaking community set up a Citizens' Assembly & Council, alongside the old power structures
The Economist: A Belgian experiment that Aristotle would have approved of
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Stratified Random Sample
Number of Participants
Medium size groups
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Negotiation & Bargaining
Facilitation
Yes
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Majoritarian Voting
Scope of Implementation
National
Level of Polarization This Method Can Handle
High polarization
Level of Complexity This Method Can Handle
High Complexity

The ‘O-Model’, used for the first time in Eupen, Belgium, comprises a Citizens’ Council (Bürgerrat) and a Citizens’ Assembly which operate in parallel with the regional parliament.


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Problems and Purpose

Origins and Development

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

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