Partizipation & Open Government



Sustainable solutions through transparency and participation

At a time when democracies are increasingly seeking legitimacy, complexity and challenges are growing, and demands for transparency and accountability are increasing, the full use of participation and open government is crucial to strengthening democracy. Transparency and participation enable citizens to be actively involved in policy-making, to draw on their diverse expertise, to take evidence-based action, to promote social inclusion and to use resources effectively.

We support you in the development and implementation of participation and transparency projects!

Citizen participation and open government are two essential components of democratic and transparent governance. Participation gives citizens the opportunity to actively participate in political processes. They can contribute their opinions and needs, and participate in decision-making and the implementation of policy ideas. This enables a broader diversity of perspectives. It also promotes transparency and accountability and increases understanding and acceptance of policies. Open Government goes one step further and aims to make governments and public institutions more transparent, accessible and responsive. Disclosure of information, data and decision-making processes increases citizens' trust and facilitates their participation. This enables evidence-based monitoring and evaluation of government action, promotes innovation and collaboration, and contributes to more effective and efficient public administration. Together, participation and open government promote inclusive governance based on the knowledge, needs and engagement of citizens.


Participation offers many advantages for organisations. By actively involving employees in decision-making processes, they can contribute their expertise to the further development of the organisation. It also makes them feel valued and more committed to the company. This increases their satisfaction, productivity and innovative strength.
Externally, participation enables organisations to build a closer relationship with their customers and target groups. Through participatory approaches, the needs of customers are better understood, leading to more tailored products and services. In addition, the involvement of external stakeholders enables them to use their experience and knowledge to improve decisions and strategies.
Overall, the combination of internal and external participation leads to increased innovation, improved customer satisfaction and a positive external perception of the organisation. This contributes to sustainable success, competitive advantages and a strong anchoring in society.

However, the development and implementation of successful participation processes is complex. One of the main problems is ensuring representative participation of relevant stakeholders. Another hurdle is creating a suitable framework for participation. In addition, the design of participation processes requires clear goals, structures and procedures that enable effective cooperation and discussion. It is important to find a balance between openness and structure in order to promote both creativity and effectiveness. Furthermore, it is necessary to continuously inform all stakeholders and ensure that the results and decisions of the participation process are clearly communicated. This requires an effective and accessible communication strategy to avoid misunderstandings and frustrations. Last but not least, limited resources such as time, money and staff can also be a challenge.

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We offer tailor-made solutions for the design of participation processes and transparency projects!

As a trustworthy and professional partner, we stand by you and your organisation and accompany you in the design of high-quality and goal-oriented participation processes. We support you in strategy development, analysis of the object of participation and the participation environment, process design and selection of methods, implementation of the participation process and communication, implementation of results and process analysis. We accompany the competence development of your team through workshops and seminars that are focused on the needs of your organisation and the project. Our services range from selective advice and support to full project management. With my extensive network of participation experts, projects of all sizes and subject-specific requirements can be carried out reliably and successfully.

Contact us today to learn more about how I can support you together with my network of strong partners in designing participation processes and transparency projects. Together we can shape a participatory future!

For your knowledge advantage in the field of participation, find out more about the FastTrack-Workshop ENGAGE+

For your knowledge advantage in the field of open government find out more about the FastTrack-Workshop TRUST+

Are you interested in good participation and open government?
Visit these websites and learn more:
OECD Innovative Citizen Participation
Allianz Vielfältige Demokratie
Open Government Partnership