Methods & Tools

INCITE-DEM’s overall question is: How can we enhance inclusive participation and civic engagement, while expanding democratic innovation and dynamic feedback mechanisms between citizens and institutional actors in representative democracies?

To address this question, the methodology follows a four-step and multi-method process.

The overall inter- and transdisciplinary methodology is characterised by combining the strengths of qualitative and quantitative methods, enabling the triangulation of different approaches, while systematically dealing with any shortcomings, to collaboratively redefine the problems and integrate empirical and co-creation results. The methodology also follows a multilevel and multi-stakeholder process, integrating local, as well as national, and international level interrelated activities.