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Evaluation of digital youth
participation in
CeDEM14
Danube University Krems
21.05.2014 - 23.05.2014
Kerstin Franzl
General information
• Aim of the evaluation:
• Success factors for youth participation
• Recommendations for administratio...
www.ypart.eu
• based on the open-
source participation
software Adhocracy
• Mainly deliberation
• Individual configuration...
Example of Analysis
• Project conceptions
• Project activity on the
different instances
• specific user data from
PIWIK an...
Problems for Administrations
Initiation phase
• Novelty of Medium
• Novelty of participation processes
• Short resources
•...
Users
• Low participation rate (up to 5% of the youth citizens)
• Normal activity rate
• Very differing activity patterns
...
Preliminary Recommendations
• Success Factors
 No unrealistic expectations,
 Take into account needed time for getting f...
Questions?
Thank you very much for
your attention!
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Evaluation of digital youth participation v.3

  1. 1. Evaluation of digital youth participation in CeDEM14 Danube University Krems 21.05.2014 - 23.05.2014 Kerstin Franzl
  2. 2. General information • Aim of the evaluation: • Success factors for youth participation • Recommendations for administrations • Two kinds of local projects: • Funded with 10.000€, deadline: December 2014, consultancy support • No funding, no deadline, consultancy support
  3. 3. www.ypart.eu • based on the open- source participation software Adhocracy • Mainly deliberation • Individual configuration of instances
  4. 4. Example of Analysis • Project conceptions • Project activity on the different instances • specific user data from PIWIK and Jason (e.g. when, where and how long platform was used) • the overall development of user activity and communication
  5. 5. Problems for Administrations Initiation phase • Novelty of Medium • Novelty of participation processes • Short resources • Political Backing No best-practices available • Continuous participation • Cyclic participation • Competition • Additional Juries • Fostering of Engagement
  6. 6. Users • Low participation rate (up to 5% of the youth citizens) • Normal activity rate • Very differing activity patterns • Discontinuous participation • No abuses, instead rationale discussions
  7. 7. Preliminary Recommendations • Success Factors  No unrealistic expectations,  Take into account needed time for getting familiar with the software and (online-) participation  Shorter participatory projects • Anchoring in administration  Realistic resource planning  Get reliable political comittment (resolutions)  Relationship of trust between administration and politics
  8. 8. Questions? Thank you very much for your attention!

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