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International Cooperation

Public Participation Guide: Module 3 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 3 are available on this page.

Module 3: Setting Goals for Public Participation 

The most important step in any public participation project is establishing clear and achievable goals regarding the public’s role in the project and their potential for influence on the decision. 

Available materials:

  • Module 3 Video
  • Module 3 Facilitation Guide
  • Module 3 Participant Workbook

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