Betatest details


Environment for linked open deliberation and e-participation

City where betatests take place :

  • Vanves
Recruitment period From July 8, 2012 to Sept. 16, 2012
Betatest period From Oct. 19, 2012 to Nov. 30, 2012

Terms :

No specific configuration requested.
The Beta test of this service is actually restricted to the Town of Vanves in France, due to the beta test process modelling

The platform is a central place where citizens, public administration and other stakeholders negotiate problems or plan how to improve a concrete situation.

The increasing noise exposure during the last years – especially in the European large towns and agglomerations – induced the European Union to release the Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise, the first regulation to assess noise exposures systematically and to make noise actions plans. The European environmental noise directive was transformed into national legislation with the “Law to implement the European directive on the assessment and reduction of environmental noise”. Elodepart [environment for linked open deliberation and e-participation] gives a flexible and extensible infrastructure for the realisation of those plans, including citizens in the decision making process. The platform provides a bidirectional communication channel between citizens and decision makers based on approved methodology to develop a common concept to assess and control environmental noise, to prevent, to anticipate or to minimize damaging effects and disturbances through environmental noise.

To achieve this objective:
• interactive noise maps will be published to assess environmental noise exposure
• participants can propose ideas on how to reduce noise
• the proposals can be assigned to action plans with short, middle and long-term scope
• proposals can be prioritized by the participants („crowdsourced scenario“)
• proposal from the public participation would may be transfered to the local authorities
in order to be integrated into the urban strategy devellopment.

 The first phase of the process will be reserved to the beta tester. We will offer them the opportunities:

  •  to report at first several noise disagreement meets in their every day life;
  •  to be source of proposition to improve the challenges pointed out;
  •  to comment, to support, to disagree, … on stated noise report;
  •  to get feedback or give feedback depending their degree of expertise.

Public administrations then takes clustered feedback into account for planning of noise reduction activities (walls, flight routes adjustment, subvention of noise proof windows,...)

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