The project develops a multidimensional instrument to characterise participatory processes. As a flexible standard, it enables the transfer of knowledge between disciplines, universities and practice and thus promotes innovation.



​​The inclusion of users in services and the production of goods and knowledge has a lot of potential for the sustainable development of society. Various participatory approaches currently exist. However, they use different terms, concepts and understandings of participation. And they are hardly in exchange with each other. This makes interdisciplinary cooperation difficult.

Course of action

​Researchers from the BFH Department of Architecture, Wood and Construction (AHB), BFH Department of Social Work (S) and Bern University of the Arts (HKB) will analyse and discuss the current state of research in their respective disciplines and professions. The commonalities and differences are condensed into a systematic overview, which is finally processed graphically and customer-oriented.