Central European Stakeholders Workshop: Participatory processes in development and implementation of climate and energy strategies
Public participation is key for decision makers to identify wider public concerns, share information, gather expertise opinion and build legitimacy. Participatory planning is also considered to improve planning process in terms of increasing acceptance of final plans and ability to generate public support. With the workshop “Participatory processes in development and implementation of climate and energy strategies” we want to provide knowledge on how to implement participatory processes that can be legitimatized by the involvement of citizens, stakeholders, and public administrations, and be able to influence the policy process, focusing mainly on development and implementation of climate and energy strategies.
However, there is no “one-size-fits-all” principle that can be applied to civic participation, and existing knowledge and success stories should be adapted to different national contexts. In this regard, the second part of the event will be dedicated to presentations of good practices from Central Europe and discussion on how the existing knowledge and lessons learned can be used to effectively engage the public in designing and implementation of long-term climate strategies.
You can find the agenda of this workshop here.