Back to Top

Results

Results
Results

Consensus is built upon the assumption that policy making can be deducted in a multi-objective optimization problem. This policy model allows for a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the impact of the multiple policy scenarios that evaluate the objective set.

Based on that, there are two main Consensus projects outcomes: the Consensus MOOViz and the Consensus Game.

The Consensus MOOViz is a tool that allows the end-user to set the assumptions that define a policy context and then explore the tradeoffs of the objective set that relates to this context. MOOViz provides visualizations that simplify the projection of Pareto-optimal solutions as well as the conflicts between the various alternatives. The Consensus MOOViz tool is aimed to be used as a decision support tool by policy analysts and an arrow in the quiver of policy advocate (http://platform.consensus-project.eu/consensus/Account/LoginExpert). 

The Consensus Game is a web tool that aims at engaging people in order to educate them about policy making and at the same time capture the public opinions preferences on specific privacy policy alternatives. It employs the same policy model and uses a gamified approach to present the solutions and the way they are ranked (http://platform.consensus-project.eu/consensus). 

Both tools have been tested and validated by end users around Europe (citizens, policy makers, NGOs)  in two different use case scenarios: 1) Transportation Networks, 2) Biofuels & Climate Change.