Combining online and offline participation

Although eParticipation is well suited for certain participatory activities, it can sometimes be too restrictive and inflexible compared to the offline and face-to-face methods that it seeks to replace or supplement. In particular, participatory processes requiring extensive and complex deliberation to reach conclusions and develop recommendations are at best difficult to organise as eParticipation. Generally, the EUth partners believe in a participatory process where offline and online components go hand in hand. Based on our experience, this will produce the best results.