chapter  12
An Online Platform for Further Deliberative Processes
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To sum up, outside the rather artificial testing situation of the project, stakeholders will only use the platform and engage in online deliberations if it is more interesting and rewarding than time consuming and more rewarding than existing alternative activities. The online deliberating platform will have to develop from an interesting experiment with stakeholder influence and participatory democracy, mainly for academics, to a useful tool for players in the field; something worthwhile to engage within itself.