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Overview of the Consensus approach
Overview of the Consensus approach

CONSENSUS, brings together a multidisciplinary partnership between experts from the fields of operational research, decision science, social technologies (gamification, crowdsourcing and social analytics), applied system analysis and visual analytics.

The outcomes of this project are expected to enable policy makers to tackle large-scale planning problems, by (semi)automatically breaking them into smaller questions (partial problem instances with respect to the original questions).

Consensus plans to examine the correlation of multi-criterion decision making with crowd-sourcing and gamification in the context of policy making. Crowdsourcing will be used in various phases of the project – from refining criteria, to gathering input, and to examining resulting visualization and assisting in the actual decision making. Citizens’ involvement in decision making and the transparency of the process will also support better acceptance of any decision.