Online participation can be understood as a process with different phases. This is the phase in which potential effects of the online participation process materialize.
Online participation processes might have an impact not just after the end of the participation process but also while the participation is under way. This is clearly the case for ongoing participation exercises.
The impact can comprise short-term effects (e.g. satisfaction with the particular result) as well as long-term effects (such as greater trust in democracy).
Evaluation efforts would usually focus on this phase and the result phase.
The distinction in output, outcome and impact follows a general evaluation model (see Aichholzer et al. (2016)).
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