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International Cooperation

Public Participation Guide: Module 2 Materials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to work collaboratively with other governments to encourage public participation in environmental decision-making. Although many public participation workshops have been delivered in many areas of the world, USEPA developed online modules to ensure everyone has access to the fundamentals of public participation.  These online modules provide a similar experience to the in-person workshops EPA conducts related to this Guide. The materials from Module 2 are available on this page.

Module 2: Situation Assessments for Public Participation

 Before you begin any public participation project, it is essential that you understand the conditions your team will be facing as you proceed. This includes both the opportunities and constraints within your agency and within the larger legal and political environment, as well as the conditions on the ground in the communities you hope to engage.

Available materials:

  • Module 2 Video
  • Module 2 Facilitation Guide
  • Module 2 Participant Workbook

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