The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between participatory research, the principles of governance and the scientific founding of local development. Following a short analysis of heuristic and practical qualities of participatory research, the study summarises some of the fundamental issues presented in the White Paper on European Governance. This document is of high importance for all levels of governance, starting with local to national and European governance. In order to further explore this issue, the study will focus upon a series of previous researches in which we used the restoring of results, as a basic participatory research instrument in the research previously carried out.
Key-Words: Participatory research, Principles of governance, Restoring of inquiry results, Local development founding.