On Friday, December 8, the biennial REDRESS consortium meeting took place. This time, we had the pleasure of hosting our societal partners at the USBO building of our partner university in Utrecht. After a welcoming address and general updates on the project’s progress, Take Sipma discussed ongoing research and Ank Michels presented a recently published book chapter.

After the lunch break, we welcomed two guest speakers on the theme of the use of digital tools for participatory processes. The presentations by Niek Mouter (Populytics) and Harry te Riele (Transitiefocus) provoked both inspiration and critical questions from the partners. This provided the REDRESS researchers with new food for thought on the possibilities for using digitale platforms for societal input. The afternoon concluded with an advisory board meeting in which the project’s progress was discussed with the societal partners and the NWO representative. Afterward, there was additional time for further discussion over drinks.