The Danish Board of Technology wins international award public participation
The Danish Board of Technology was the winner of the 2010 Jim Creighton Award given by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) in recognition of our sustained leadership, innovative approaches, and international reach in the field of public participation.The Danish Board of Technology contributed to the UN COP15 meeting by arranging the World Wide Views On Global Warming project, which included global public participation. The Board took the initiative to coordinate and organize 44 meetings with 4000 citizens from 38 countries who debated, voted and gave their recommendations to the climate negotiators in Copenhagen.
The Danish Board of Technology received the international ’The Jim Creighton Award’ 2010 for the contribution of public participation. The award is named after the founder of the organization behind the award, the International Association for Public Participation, IAP2.
This award is made by the Board and the criteria used is to:
• Have made a significant contribution to the practice over time – 10 years at least
• Have a commitment to advancing the practice through supporting or enabling research
• Be linked to IAP2 core values
• Have capacity to maintain and build relationship with IAP2 and the practice in an international environment
The 2010 recipient also demonstrated features of random selection, deliberative processes, innovation and creative approaches, international reach and most importantly courage.
In presenting the award on behalf of IAP2, 2010 Board and Judging Panel member, Professor Lyn Carson used the opportunity to acclaim the enduring contribution and leadership of Lars Klüver to the Danish Board of Technology and to the field. Lars Klüver then had the opportunity to pass on The Board’s advice and experience on public participation at the IAP2’s annual summit conference.
Moira Deslandes, IAP2 Executive Director said: "the support and leadership of the World Wide Views project is a beacon to what might be possible in an international environment and has set a new platform for the potential of international public participation. At this time in our life on this planet, this work has never been more needed or vital. I hope this award will enhance, foster and encourage more work on this scale and field."
Due to the award, The Danish Board of Technology plans a debate event with participation from politicians, process consultants and other practitioners within the field of “public participation, status and perspectives” during this spring.
Last update: 20-03-2013