Trip to the City of Wuppertal

Today, on 04 April, the PhD students and the coordination of the PhD programme Online Participation were in Wuppertal. The administrative department “Bürgerbeteiligung und Bürgerengagement” (link to site in German) ist one of the practitioners of the PhD programme and coordinates political online and offline participation processes in the City of Wuppertal. We visit our […]

Retreat of the PhD programme in Wuppertal

On Thursday and Friday, 28 and 29 March, the members of the PhD programme met for their two-day-retreat in Wuppertal. The event was mainly adressed at the supervisors and PhD students. The focus of the first day was on an interdisciplinary basic course, which was intended to get the PhD students to know about the […]

The PhD programme visited Cologne

Yesterday, on 21 March, the PhD students and the coordination of the PhD programme Online Participation were in Cologne and visited two of the practitioners of the PhD programme: First, we visited the “Kommunale Gemeinschaftsstelle für Verwaltungsmanagement”. The members of the KGSt are cities, municipalities, and adminsitrative organizations. The KGSt supports the upper administrative levels […]

We visited wer|denkt|was in Darmstadt

On 14 March we visited wer|denkt|was in Darmstadt. Our visit was the third of a series of meetings, which are intended to get our PhD students to know our practitioners and become familiar with their practical acitvities.

Our visit to tetraeder.com GmbH

On 07 March the PhD programme Online Participation visited tetraeder.com GmbH in Dortmund. Our visit was the second of a series of meetings where the PhD students get to know our practitioners and become familiar with fields of practical acitvity in the scope of online participation while they are in the conception phase of their PhD thesis.

Visit to office of Open.NRW

On 26 February our PhD students togehther with the coordination of the PhD programme Online Participation visited the office of Open.NRW located at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia. The meeting at the ministry was the first of a series of meetings where the PhD students become familiar with our practitioners and […]

Kick Off meeting an election of the managing board

On 22 February the second funding period of the PhD programme “online participation” was officially opened up by a Kick Off meeting of all members of the faculty, the practitioners and the new cohort of PhD students. The focus of the meeting was primarily to get to know each other as well as getting the […]

Second funding period for PhD programme “Online Participation”

The minister of Science and Culture of North Rhine Westphalia, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, just announced the second founding period of the NRW-Forschungskollegs from 2019 to 2022. By this, also the continuation of the PhD programme “Online Participation” is ensured. On the basis of experiences from the first period, the research agenda of the programme was refined and focused […]

First Workshop of the PhD programme in 2018

The members of the PhD programme “Online Participation” met at their first workshop in 2018 on Friday, June 08. The event was mainly dedicated to discuss the evaluation of the programme in the context of a potential extension of the funding period. Furthermore some of their new research findings were presented by the PhD students.

Second practice symposium “Online-Partizipation in Kommunen”

More than 120 local politicians and members of the municipal administration attended the second symposium “Online-Partizipation in Kommunen” (online particiaption on the local level) on March 16, 2018. In several talks current research of the PhD programme was presented and discussed, as well as municipal actors reported on their experiences regarding the use of online paritciaption. Furthermore, […]