Democracy Labs Protocol

The protocol summarises the methodology for the Democracy Labs, providing a detailed toolkit for the innovative approach being developed in the context of the INCITE-DEM project. Democracy Labs are configured as experimental generative collective creative sensemaking and ideation spaces for developing democratic innovations iterated in six countries: Norway, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

The document aims to offer a step-by-step guideline for INCITE-DEM researchers and practitioners who will be engaged in the implementation of the democracy labs in each country. As such, the document offers guidance regarding the recruitment of the participants, the selection of the venues, the materials to be used, the procedures to be implemented, and an overall and detailed schedule of the activities, roles, and
responsibilities of the research team members.