A handbook on the Public Participation Process in the Mediterranean. Roniotes A, Malotidi V, Virtanen H, Vlachogianni Th, MIO-ECSDE, 2015

This publication has been developed to complement the e-learning course on the Public Participation Process in the Mediterranean
region that has been developed under the MedPartnership project. The e-learning course can be found at: www.envirolearning.net/themedpartnership.

General objectives of this Public Participation handbook:

  • 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