As Mr. Giovanni Salizzoni, vice-mayor of Bologna, stated:
"The experimenting side of this initiative didn't prevent me from realising the
effectiveness of this tool, both regarding the consensus analysis, by ad hoc surveys with
real time-results, and the early conflict resolution, so ordinary during the nowadays
decisional processes. If applied to the preliminary phase of a debate, such an approach
has surely a high value in terms of saving economic, political and social resources.
Moreover, I gather that the structure of the web interface, the arrangement and
exhaustiveness of the published information, surely fostered the proper opinion making by
citizens. […] I'm quite confident next trial of the DEMOS prototype in Bologna will be
again so effective and widespread. Let me thank the DEMOS team and express my deep trust to
anyone working for the good outcome of this project."
For information about the Iperbole Civic Network, please contact Ms. Leda Guidi
For information about Nexus-IBA please contact Mr. Alfredo E. Cotroneo