Participation is not easy to learn. There are no ready-made answers or manuals for every situation and certainly no fixed methods.

Participation is also not easy to understand: but here it means 'a collective learning process'. A process in which a group of people organise themselves to learn together about a specific topic in order to initiate a process of change.

The Participation Studios are 5 learning trajectories that were run in the 5 provinces together with municipal officials, the provinces, UHasselt, Endevour, Trizone and HumanArc.

During the learning days, skills were refined and questions such as: how do you start a process? How do you keep it going? How do you deal with conflict? And how do I adapt my own organisation to this?

The result of all this thinking was brought together in 3 sets of exercises that can be freely consulted here.

2018 - 2020
Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ruimte en Planning
Universiteit Hasselt, Trizone, HumanArc
Seppe, Jakob, Jan, Tim