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Details for «Open Space Workshop»

Open space workshops provide a highly democratic framework for enabling any group of people to create their own programme of discussions on almost any theme without much preparation. They are particularly useful for dealing with general policy issues, for generating enthusiasm and for dealing with urgent issues needing quick action. A theme, venue and time are determined and publicised by the organisers. Participants start by sitting in a circle and decide themselves on the issues to discuss, usually guided by a facilitator. Workshop sessions are self-managed by the participants within a framework of simple principles and 'laws'. Each workshop session develops a list of actions required and who should take them. An Open Space Workshop involves collaboration, but generally only on a single occasion.

Attribute Value
Phase of decision makingPlans/programmes
Number of Stakeholders Involved10 - 30
Participation LevelConsult/Exchange
Frequency of meetingsOne time event (many iterations)
Level of decision-makingLevel not specified
Combination of StakeholdersPublic
Implementer of the toolNot specified
The tool supports the following objectivesTransparency
Deliberative environment
Equality of access
Ability/freedom to speak
Shared responsibility

References

Community Planning.Net. (2012). Retrieved from Community Planning.Net

Links

http://www.communityplanning.net/methods/open_space_workshop.php

http://www.partizipation.at/?id=402

http://participationcompass.org/article/show/140

Case Studies

Transport in Voralberg (Austria) Open Space Case Study

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