How do we involve citizens with important policy issues?

How can citizens be involved with important policy issues? That was the question put to eight experts during a Behavior & Institutions symposium in 2022, organized by psychologist Denise de Ridder and public administration expert Lars Tummers, both professors at Utrecht University. A podcast has been published on the topic. On the basis of important issues such as sustainability, discrimination and corona, these experts show that there is more to involving citizens in policy than leaflets or participation evenings. We can inspire people to think about these difficult issues with games and movies, or even by using virtual reality tools.

In the podcast, various experts talk about their inspiring projects and Denise de Ridder and Lars Tummers explain the importance of citizen participation.