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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.