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Social values project partners meets collaborators at the University of Mainz

6 November 2013

From 22-23 August 2013 partners of the joint UCL/KCL and NICE international social values project met for a workshop with counterparts from Germany and Finland at the University of Mainz in Germany. Organised by Professor Claudia Landwehr at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz the workshop was entitled 'Justice, Deliberation and Institutional Design'. The main focus of the workshop was the role of citizens in difficult public policy processes including health care prioritisation. Citizens' conferences are currently being carried out in Finland and in Germany to evaluate ways in which citizens might contribute to decision-making processes that involve the consideration of social values. The participants of the workshop agreed on developing cross-national research collaborations in this area.