Normative Criteria for Relevant Evaluation
recording best practices
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
Normative criteria make transparent the value orientation that guides the evaluation in OpenHeritage.
Normative criteria help people identify “good practice” or “good policy”. These criteria thus point to goals or objectives. They should be broad enough to be applicable regardless of circumstances. They are not intended to allow for comparison (good, better, best), but serve more as a value orientation that guides OpenHeritage project.