Methodology

EUARENAS will initiate an iterative process of theorisation, and conceptual development. It will confront available knowledge with new empirical evidence by generating knowledge and tools for improving participatory and deliberative governance.

The project will create processes of knowledge transfer between case study insights and co-developed initiatives (pilot projects).

Our Analytical work focuses on case studies (WP 3), piloting governance experiments (WP 4) and democratic governance scenarios based on foresight methods (WP 5). In all phases of the analytical work close interaction with stakeholders, either as consortium members, cooperation partners or other stakeholder groups, is planned.

Focus

Case studies

Methods
  • Review of the research background

  • Quantitative/Qualitative content analysis of different media sources

  • Interviews

Piloting

  • Living lab methods

  • Stakeholder interaction

Foresight

  • Media discourse analysis

  • Community Reporting

  • Social Media Signal exploration

Knowledge-exchange

  • Media discourse analysis

  • Community Reporting

  • Social Media Signal exploration

Policy

  • Synthesis of project results

  • Stakeholder interaction

  • Interviews

  • Changemaking tools

Impact assessment

  • Evaluation framework for output measurement and impact assessment

Sources
  • Evaluation documents, secondary sources, research background

  • Local media

  • Interviews with stakeholders and experts (10-20 per case)

  • Semi-structured questionnaires (30-50 per case)

  • Local actor inputs

  • Collaborative research contexts

  • Interviews with stakeholders and experts

  • Community reports

  • Social medias

  • Online media sources

  • Knowledge-exchange workshops

  • Synthesis and redaction by consortium, cooperation partners, PAB

  • Project reports

  • Assessments of stakeholders and experts

  • Report inputs

  • EUARENAS Index (EURARI) based on quantitative and qualitative indicators