Case Study Materials

The final support material on the Case Studies for the workshop preparation will be available here.

The Case Study is conceived as a problem-solving exercise. Therefore, the idea is to develop tools that enable participants to work in small groups with the assistance of Cipast members. Some examples of participants’ tasks

  • To reframe the issue, from the large contextualisation given in the support materials to a more specific one
  • To describe the procedure to be used and justify the choice
  • To establish the role assigned to communication and the media

Case Study ID Card
    ID Card 'NanoDialogue', ID Card 'GM Vine', ID Card 'Ocean Rise'
    ID Card 'Nuclear Waste Management / ANDRA', ID Card 'AcceptRis'
    ID Card Fuel Cell City, ID Card 'Prise', ID Card 'Doing Dialogue'
    ID Card ECC - European Citizens' Consultations    
    ID Card Public Engagement Campaign for Space Exploration 
    ID Card MACH - Mobile Phones, Antennas, Cables and Public Health

Working Materials

  - A general framing: overall context and main actors and 
  - Annexes to go further
    GM Vine: 'Materials for the excercise', Annex M5, Annex M9, Annex M21,
      Annex M31 
    NanoDialogue: Workshop material, RS & RA report: Nanoscience and 
      Nanotechnologies (3,4Mb); (Re)Imagining Nanotechnology 
Ocean Rise: Workshop programme, Ocean Rise guidelines, Danish
      Board of Technology newsletter 195workshop methods; Scenarios 

    Nuclear Waste Management / ANDRA: Historical and institutional context
    Introduction to the case study (1.2 Mb)
     AcceptRis: Support material, Annex A, Annex B, Annex C, Annex D 
Fuel Cell City: 'Background material' 
    PRISE / Interview meeting: 'Support material'Questionnaire and
     interview guidelines

Doing Dialogue: 'Consulting with young people'
    ECC - European Citizens' Consultations: Workshop Design, Support
      MACH: 'Background material', Introduction, Materials for excercise,
      ESA-Public engagement campaign for space exploration: 'Background

Session Guideline 
A short presentation (a 30 minutes Powerpoint presentation, for instance) to introduce the aims and prospect of the Case Study exercise:
- General framing and nature of the demand
- Procedure: the tasks to be performed, the time distribution, etc.

Synthesis of realisation (for real cases):
A brief summary of framing, institutions involved, aims, difficulties, impact… The real case should also be used as an example in the related poster on participative methods

Contributions for the poster sessions

Participants of the training workshop have the possibility to present their own posters on Citizen Participation in Science and Technology. Please find below the pdf - files of the posters which will be presented in Naples.

- A conceptual tool for successful participation, by SPIRAL, Université de
- Berlin-Budapest Cross-Border Public Participation Process, by Nexus, St.
  István University and Budapest University of Technology and Economics
- b-involved - A multimedia platform for virtual debates, by JRC-EC, IPSC
- CAP-Environnement, by INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural
- Create Acceptance – developing a tool for sustainable energy projects to
   manage societal acceptance
, by NCRC and Ceris - CNR
- Creating dialogue and engaging patients organisations in research; by
  French National Institute for Biomedical Research (INSERM)
- Dialogue Lessons - Insights from the South Carolina Citizens’ School of
, by Univ. of South Carolina
- Digital Divide and Euro-Mediterranean Empowerment, by Womedlaw - 
  Euro-Mediterranean Women For Equality Law
- E-participative mobilizations to promote local public actions in a
   globalized French Basque Country
, by Sciences Po Bordeaux, FRANCE
- Framing Cooperation Processes for Inclusive Governance of
& Technologies (FROGANO in Grenoble), by VIVAGORA
- Involving communities in consultation by Dialogue by Design
- Land use as a game, Bonn Science Shop
- Learning to participate in the scientific debate, by IRPPS-CNR, Unesco
  Commission, Education for Sustainable Development and IREA-CNR
- Participatory rural planning, by Science Shop Hungary, St. István
  University, Gödöllő, Hungary
- Public and Institutional Responses to Bird Flu Epidemic in Turkey, by
  Istanbul Technical University
- Public participation in forest planning: two case-studies in Italy, by
  Laboratorio di Ecologia, Universitŕ degli Studi di Trento, CRA - ISAFA and
- Public Participation in the Mutual Conformation of Science,Technology
   and Society as a Problem for Applied Ecology
, by Universidad Nacional
  Autónoma de México
- Science and the Public in a post-socialist context, by the Environmental
  Social Science Research Group and the Research Centre of Information
  Society and Networks, Hungary
- Technological Tools, Use in Public Events, by Foresight Generation Club-
- The Participated Science - From the Women's Political Agenda to Public
   Space of Science
, by Associazione Orlando Bologna
- Using alternative methods to engage the public in debates and
   investigate public attitudes on biodiversity
, by Spiru Haret University,

Workshop pictures

I made a lot of pictures during our week in Procida. I clustered them in different folders.

Impressions of Naples  -    Pompei and Vesuvio   -   Impressions of Procida
Names and Faces         -    Workshop 1st day      -   Workshop 2nd day    Workshop 3rd day        -    Workshop 4th day      -   Workshop warm up

You get access to the pictures by entering username and password I have sent you in an extra e-mail. If you want high-resolution pictures, please send me a mail (

Guglielmo has also made a lot of pictures during the Open Space. His pictures are available here (without password).

Norbert Steinhaus

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