The #ASP model has been developed in collaboration with participation expert from all over Europe, and aim to create a holistic approach to participation.
For many people participation is a hard and diffuse term. After years of experience of process-facilitation, lecturing and leading seminars on how people are in involved in their local community, our experience was that many places struggled to keep focus on participation over time.
A international network of process-facilitators and lecturers became the starting point of what today is The Participation Agency. We saw that there was need for a more holistic approach to participation, a need for a model that could work over time, and a stronger link between policy and participation especially on a local level.
The #ASP model stand for Advanced Sustainable Participation Model, and aims to create a holistic approach that works over time and is adaptable to local, regional and national level. The model contains a diverse set of methods and approaches, and aim to bridge the gap between participation and policy.
Through quality participation processes, we believe that we can strengthen our democracy and create a greater diversity of ideas and initiatives!