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).
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.