Training Package and CD - CIPAST in Practice
Experience to share
The application of participatory procedures differs significantly from one institution (and country) to the other. In some cases, participatory methods are considered as too difficult to be introduced in the national political culture. In other cases, these procedures only have been used on an experimental basis so far. But in certain countries (such as Denmark, the Netherlands, and Switzerland), using these procedures became part of the common methodology to provide advice for policy-making, as well as to stimulate public debate. The organisations concerned in the meantime have acquired substantial and lasting expertise.
The CIPAST platform will give a general overview and an introduction to the main procedures and main actors.