Readers say

“I think every policy maker should really read it!”

Jean, France

“It’s hard to change mentality, and great to have tools such as this gamebook. We still face a lot of NIMBY phenomena”

Eliise, Estonia

The ENLARGE gamebook on participatory processes in the sustainable energy field is now available to all interested actors — civil servants, elected leaders, civil society groups, SMEs providing services to public authorities, and citizens interested to participating in their communities’ life.

The “Choose your collaborative adventure in sustainable energy” gamebook is the flagship output of the ENLARGE project, and it is intended to be a living tool for all communities wishing to boost participatory governance and to achieve better results in collaborative processes in the field of sustainable energy.

Why did ENLARGE produce a “Choose your collaborative adventure in sustainable energy” book, instead of a more traditional set of recommendations? Because we are aware that there is no a “model” of good participation. However, we can have better policy-making when successful collaborative practices are in place.

Depending on the specific context, different sequences of events and choices can favor or hinder the outcome of a participatory process.

The gamebook will bring you in the heart of a municipality wishing to implement an energy consumption reduction plan. The reader, you, will have to analyze the context, understand the points of view of all parties involved in the process, and try to take the best decision in order to succeed and lead your collaborative process to a good end.

More generally, the book illustrates and makes clear some of the paths towards different decision-making results.

After its fine-tuning based on comments by experts and practitioners, the “Choose your collaborative adventure in sustainable energy” gamebook is now available online in 5 languages: English, French, Italian, Estonian, and Romanian.

Moreover, we highly invite users to get back to us with comments and suggestions on your online collaborative experience. For two years beyond project completion in October 2018, the ENLARGE gamebook will be improved thanks to players’ feedbacks.

Start your adventure now (Google Chrome recommended)!

Are you interested in ENLARGE gamebook?

Please contact ALDA’s Head of Communications Elisabetta Uroni:


Learn more:

Read ENLARGE manifesto for boosting collaborative processes in sustainable energy policies and processes. It sheds light on key ingredients for boosting three main democratic objectives of collaborative processes: social legitimacy, institutional sustainability, and policy effectiveness.

Discover the 31 case studies of participatory processes in the field on sustainable energy, in-depth analysed by the consortium, which were instrumental for the development of the gamebook.