Citizens' panel

The citizens’ panel takes up innovation ideas from s:ne sub-projects as well as regional participation initiatives and enables citizens to express their opinions and preferences on these innovations through surveys. This enables them to actively participate in shaping sustainable development in the city of Darmstadt and its’ surrounding region. Insights gained from these surveys are incorporated into the further development of the innovations.


The manifold perspectives of citizens can thus be systematically taken into account in our transfer activities and the shaping of sustainable development in this region.


All surveys are conducted via an Internet-based platform and a participant database. Participants are recruited through random sampling from local citizen registries as well as informational campaigns and activities. Progress in building a representative sample is documented on the citizens’ panel website, that also provides information on objectives, ongoing surveys, survey results, opportunities for participation, contact persons and cooperation partners.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Daniel Hanss (

Citizens's panel website

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