Case study: An innovation to engage people in peace processes

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This case study introduces participatory polling as a an innovative action research methodology through which the general public is consulted on policy issues, using a questionnaire that has been designed with the contribution of societal and political stakeholders. The results of the poll then serve as a basis for public dialogue and policy-making process. The experience in Cyprus has shown that this tool is of great value to bridge the gap between policy-makers and the society at large, as well as to lay the foundation for dialogue between opposing communities.

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