COSTS OF THE FORUM
The design and co-ordination of the Forum team
during a year; the setting in motion of the methodology for the
production of texts with articles based on not very homogenous “Proposal
Papers” and “Breakthroughs”; the trans-lation
and publication in 5 languages of 35 texts; the revision and creation
of a mailing of the questionnaires in 5 languages with 158 participants
and more than 14,000 contributions (evaluation of articles, comments,
new pro-posals, etc.); plus the preparation of this record and the
provisional synthe-ses has amounted to 57,230 €, a little less
than the cost of two conventional electronic forums on an issue,
with moderator and revised automatic trans-lation. The cost of the
“Delibera” system (35 texts x 5 languages: 175 fo-rums)
including the hosting has been, to date, a contribution of the company
Serveis de Participació Interactiva SL, which has developed
the system and has registered the trademark “Delibera”.
4. WORK INVOLVED
IN CREATING THE FORUM :
The team for the promotion of the Forum, formed
by a director, advisor, writer, translator and administrator, have
devoted to this part of the Forum a total of 2,294 hours divided
into the following tasks:
PREPARATION OF THE FORUM –453 hours
Design and planning of the project; study on “Breakthroughs”
and “Papers”; team meetings; preparation of work documents;
design of questionnaires and links; adjustment of the “Delibera”
website to Propalliance.
PUBLICATION OF TEXTS –1,551 hours
Publication based on the “Breakthroughs”:
reading and revision of the “Breakthroughs”; writing
for the “Delibera” system; translation of the intro-ductions
into 5 languages; translation of the questionnaire into Catalan.
Publication based on the “Proposal
Papers”: reading and revision of the apertures; writing
for the “Delibera” system; translation of the introductions
into 5 languages; translation into Catalan of all the texts; translation
of the texts which do not have a Paper translated.
Management and layout: Layout
of Word to enter the text in the ques-tionnaire (in 5 languages);
layout of Word to enter the text in “Delibera” (in 5
languages); entry of the texts to the Forum (in 5 languages); preparation
of PDF for the news.
Mailing and moderation of lists:
design of the weekly text and translation into 5 languages; preparation
of e-mail with the linked archives and mailing to the 5 lists; moderation
of the Forum via Internet and management of e-mails and mailing
lists; entry of the evaluations of the questionnaires re-ceived;
periodical preparation of statistics of participation.
FINAL SYNTHESIS –290 hours
Collection of data of the evaluations, comments
and new articles; writing and translation of the contributions of
the participants for their incorporation into the texts; establishment
of criteria for the election of the most favoura-bly evaluated articles;
writing of the 4 cross-syntheses of the poles and the global cross-synthesis;
collection of data and calculation of the statistics of participation;
writing of the record; translation into French and English of the
synthesis and the record.