Online Participation within the organization Friends of the Earth (NGO)

The Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID) is conducting an online participation process within the state association together with the Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Landesverband Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (BUND NRW e.V.). The regional and district executive committees of BUND NRW, the respective executive committees of the BUND NRW Youth as well as the spokespersons of the regional working groups are involved.

Within the framework of the participation process, ideas are to be collected and discussed in order to make the commitment in and for BUND NRW e.V. even more attractive for the members and outsiders. The DIID provides the technical platform and takes over the scientific monitoring and evaluation.

The participation platform is based on the “Adhocracy” software. The platform offers different levels of participation, ranging from formulating one’s own suggestions to commenting on the contributions of others and evaluating comments or suggestions. The participation process will start at the end of June and will enable the target group to exchange ideas in three thematic forums over a period of around four weeks and to develop joint proposals that will then be discussed more broadly within the association.

Following the participation process, the DIID will evaluate the process. An online survey will be conducted for this purpose. Within the framework of an evaluation of objectives, it will be analyzed whether the objectives associated with the participation and formulated by the initiators have been achieved. In addition, the evaluation will include an assessment of the specific participation process and a general evaluation of the possibilities for using online participation in BUND NRW.