The Federal Ministry of Civil Service and Sport initiated the revision of the public participation standards developed in 2008. This and the practical guidelines from 2011 are to be revised with view to the changes caused by digitisation. Among other things, social media and new technologies such as semantic analysis are to be taken into account. The new guideline to be drawn up should shed light on public participation from several perspectives, integrate digital and analogue participation and provide methodological and instrumental support for practitioners in participation projects. The target group of the new guideline should be the federal government, the provinces, municipalities, interest groups and organised civil society.


Duration 01/11/2019 - 01/09/2020
Funding Bund (Ministerien)

Department for E-Governance and Administration

Center for E-Governance

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Noella Edelmann, PhD MSc MAS BA


Edelmann, N.; Albrecht, V.; Parycek, P. (2024). Strategic public participation in the digital age: the case of the Austrian ‘Green Book’. In: Skoric, M.; Pang, N., Research Handbook on Social Media and Society: 194-210, Edgar Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham

Edelmann, N; Albrecht, V. (2023). The Policy Cycle: A Framework for knowledge management of practitioners' expertise and role in participatory processes. Frontiers in Political Science, Volume 5: doi: 10.3389/fpos.2023.1223013

Edelmann, N.; Albrecht, V. (2023). Designing public participation in the digital age: Lessons learned from using the policy cycle in an Austrian case study. In: David Duenas Cid,Nadzeya Sabatini,Loni Hagen,Hsin-chung Liao, DGO '23: Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: 300-308, ACM, New York, NY, USA

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