For the last 25 years, the state of Vorarlberg has been pioneering different methods of public participation. Since 2008, they have been working intensively with Jim Rough's process originally named Wisdom Council or Creative Insight Council, which in their context have named Bürgerrat or "Civic Council". Austria is currently among the three most preferred destinations in Europe for refugees, next to Germany and Sweden. To deal with this situation adequately, the government of Vorarlberg organized a Civic Council to address the question "How do we deal with the rise of refugees well?"
Here is the documentation: Link: dropbox.com/s/dn2tcjy2t7lutpj/Doku%20BR_Asyl1-Engl-EndVers.pdf?dl=0
Here is the magazine (only in german) - every city council in the state received it: vorarlberg.at/pdf/momentaufnahme_eindialog1.pdf
In the meantime they received two national prizes for best practices in public participation.