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E-participation to a pilot application in the field of Road Pricing - Your opinion matters!

Consensus (www.consensus-project.eu) is a research project co-funded by the EU under the 7th Framework programme that aims to develop a methodology and a decision-aid tool (the Consensus MOOViz) that will, in an easy and comprehensive manner, analyze and visualize the consequences of a large set of alternative policy decisions.

The Consensus project is pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd pilot application of the Consensus MOOViz tool in two different policy domains, one of which concerns road pricing policy application on a project basis.

Your involvement as pilot users and evaluators will be highly appreciated and it might also be a unique opportunity for you to voice your opinions in defining a tool able to support policy/decision-making process.

Your “role” as a pilot user (and evaluator) of Consensus MOOViz tool is the one of the “policy analyst”, consulting a policy/decision-maker and your main task is to test road pricing schemes applicable for either a road infrastructure project or for the upgrade and/or efficient management of an existing one. Your goal is to obtain a list of applicable road pricing schemes for your project, be able to understand trade-offs among evaluation criteria and ultimately identify the most optimal scenarios for further, more detailed analysis.

The tool has minimum data requirements that you will probably have, even at the early stages of your project, and a range of policy objectives to use as evaluation criteria.Road pricing schemes for any given project result directly from the MOOViz tool.

Pilot application process will run from 25 of January to the beginning of March 2016 and your participation involves testing the Consensus MOOViz tool (on-line at: http://platform.consensus-project.eu/consensus/Account/LoginExpert) and then completing a very simple questionnaire (on-line at: http://hestia.atc.gr/limesurvey/index.php/985621/lang-en).

Details of Consensus MOOViz tool operation can be found in the short User’s Guide (on-line at: http://platform.consensus-project.eu/consensus/Resources/CONSENSUS_Platform_UserGuide_v0.1.pdf).

Pilot trial of the Consensus MOOViz tool will take you roughly 20-30 minutes. Completion of the tool’s evaluation questionnaire will not take you more that 10 minutes.