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Details for «Citizens' Panels»

A citizens' panel aims to be a representative consultative body of local residents and is typically used by statutory agencies, particularly local authorities and their partners, to identify local priorities and to consult service users and non-users on specific issues. In reality, panels are rarely demographically representative of the public and very few ensure that members represent a cross-section of political or social attitudes. Potential participants are generally recruited through random sampling of the electoral roll. Once citizens agree to participate in a panel, they will be invited to, participate in a rolling programme of research and consultation which can often involve regular surveys and, where appropriate, further in-depth research such as focus groups and workshops.

Attribute Value
Phase of decision makingPlans/programmes
Number of Stakeholders Involved10 - 30
Participation LevelConsult/Exchange
Frequency of meetingsFew meetings over short period (few weeks, months)
Level of decision-makingNational
Combination of StakeholdersElected representatives
Public
Implementer of the toolRelevant Authority(ies)
Government
The tool supports the following objectivesAbility/freedom to speak
Deliberative environment
Transparency
Quality of decision-making
Feeds into a legitimate process
Issue definition
Acceptable/tolerable outcomes

References

Selwyn J (2001). Better Integration of Radiation Protection in Modern Society. Better Integration of Radiation Protection in Modern Society. In: NEA Workshop Proceedings - Villigen, Switzerland - 23-25 January 2001

Links

http://participationcompass.org/

Case Studies

Citizens' Panel on radwaste
UK CoRWM Consultation Process

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