Citizen Participation & Inclusion

For years, citizen participation has been a popular buzzword. However, often citizens are not actually involved in complex issues in a participatory way. Perspectivity designs and facilitates processes that involve the whole system. Examples of our work with citizen participation can be found below.
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Book tip: Now it’s up to us, call for real democracy

Book tip: Now it’s up to us, call for real democracy

Book tip by Petra de Boer: It is up to citizens to solve the greatest challenges of our time. That is the appeal of Eva Rovers to the Netherlands with her booklet 'Now it's up to us, call for real democracy'. Booklet? Yes, it is literally a small handy little book....

Maastricht city dialogue forecast of a new democracy?

Maastricht city dialogue forecast of a new democracy?

How do we live, learn, work and enjoy together in Maastricht 2040?
The Municipality of Maastricht had asked us to facilitate a broad city dialogue about the future of Maastricht. Before the summer, many wishes had already been collected from residents and other stakeholders. Now it was time to delve deeper into the most important themes and to jointly investigate dilemmas, opportunities and potential solutions.

Deep Democracy (Level 1)

Deep Democracy (Level 1)

Facilitate a dialogue and uncover the wisdom of the group.
Deep Democracy is a practical facilitation method to start dialogue and discussion where we actively search for the wisdom of the minority.

Citizens co-design their district masterplan

Citizens co-design their district masterplan

Residents think along to design a Masterplan for the district Nieuw-West in Amsterdam.
Perspectivity was asked to organised two open sessions to facilitate the conversations between the residents and other relevant stakeholders.

Online Workshop: Putting People First

Online Workshop: Putting People First

An online and interactive workshop on working with stories for a more people-centered and inclusive approach, especially in fragile and complex settings. 20 April 2021 - 13:00 to 16:00 CET  What is the workshop about?Organised by Perspectivity and ReflACTION,...

Inspired by G1000

Inspired by G1000

In the past years, the concept of 'G1000' has gained more popularity as a way to involve citizens in the creation of government policy. We recently had an elaborate conversation with the initiators of G1000 in the Netherlands. We were inspired by their enthusiasm,...

Iedereen moet mee kunnen doen in Amsterdam. Praat je mee?

Iedereen moet mee kunnen doen in Amsterdam. Praat je mee?

Reizen met het openbaar vervoer, naar school gaan, iets leuks doen of solliciteren op een baan. Voor mensen met een beperking kunnen deze alledaagse dingen een hele opgave zijn. Hoe maken we van Amsterdam een stad waarin iedereen mee kan doen, met of zonder beperking?...

Learning by telling stories about participation in Amsterdam

Learning by telling stories about participation in Amsterdam

As a follow-up to the multi-stakeholder lab 'Meedoen Werkt' (Participation Works) at the end of 2015, the whole stakeholder field came together again on the 12th of December 2016. The central question of the meeting was: "How do we strengthen and support each other on...

We are particularly qualified in working with the following themes and methods