A nation-wide consultation process is organised. It asks a broad and representative
range of individuals and groups to reflect on experience and prioritise their claims,
concerns and issues.
Using statistics, research findings and the results of the consultations a technical
committee draws up a policy document which includes specific targets with activities
and indicators that can be used for monitoring.
Official policy documents are written to please many different interest groups and the
ideas are often justified by statistics. In their original form they are therefore often
thick and difficult to understand.
The policy documents are translated into plain language so that ordinary people can
understand them and therefore discuss them in an informed and meaningful way.