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The Public Participation Process in the Mediterranean


Description
The specific aim of this effort is to provide learning tools that are:
• A meaningful and friendly learning experience
• Easy to understand (i.e. not too theoretical) but with the necessary information for further learning provided
• Focused on the practical application of concepts and processes
• Useful to many different stakeholders working on environmental and other issues in the Mediterranean region (and beyond)
• Inclusive of case studies and lessons learned

Objectives:
- To provide an opportunity for learning the basic concepts related to Public Participation
- To promote understanding of the main aims, drivers, benefits and challenges of Public Participation
- To introduce the learners to the main international and regional - Mediterranean and European - policy frameworks of Public Participation
- To raise awareness on the ways that Public Participation serves Sustainable Development
- To present an overview of the evolution of the Public Participation processes in the Mediterranean region
- To provide an insight on the specificities regarding Public Participation processes in the Mediterranean context
- To familiarise the learners with the different levels and methods of Public Participation and their degree of impact
- To promote understanding of the significance and methodology of Situation Assessment and Stakeholder Analysis
- To increase awareness on the ways and tools for successful access to information and effective communication of a Public Participation process
- To provide sufficient capacity for the learner to plan and implement a Public Participation process
- To familiarize the learners with the monitoring and evaluation methodologies for Public Participation processes
- To present characteristic case studies of Public Participation from the Mediterranean region

Topics:
Chapter 1 Public Participation and Sustainable Development
Chapter 2 Legal and institutional frameworks affecting Public Participation in the Mediterranean
Chapter 3 The Evolution of Public Participation in the Mediterranean
Chapter 4 An Overview of Public Participation Forms, Levels and how to keep it Alive
Chapter 5 Designing and Planning a Public Participation Process
Chapter 6 Knowing your stakeholders–who should be involved?
Chapter 7 Communication and Access to Information
Chapter 8 Monitoring and Evaluating Public Participation
Chapter 9 In Closing
Chapter 10 References

Resources: A handbook on the Public Participation Process in the Mediterranean: A tool for achieving Sustainable Development
Content
  • The Public Participation Process in the Mediterranean
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed