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Action 14 in United Kingdom flag United Kingdom

Member States, the Commission and other representative institutions such as parliaments should develop services that involve stakeholders in public debates and decision-making processes building on pilots and demonstration.

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Have you developed a service that involves stakeholders in public debates and decision-making? if yes. In which areas have you run a consultation? What is the highest number of participants you have had in an online consultation/debate in your policy area? Yes Action 14 of the Government Digital Strategy covers open policy making. A number of departments such as the Department of Health and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have developed toolkits for departmental use and to run policy consultations - examples are quoted in the Government Digital Strategy progress reports. See: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-digital-strategy-reports-and-research#the-government-digital-strategy https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-digital-strategy-reports-and-research In addition, e-petitions (http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/) is a service that allows the public and stakeholders to get involved in the decision making process. The highest number of participants in a single issue was 304,000 (http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38257).