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International Cooperation

Public Participation Guide: Module 4 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 4 are available on this page.

Module 4: Engage all Stakeholder Perspectives and Build Relationships  

In public participation, we often use the word “stakeholder.” This includes anyone who could be impacted by the decision, anyone who has an interest in how the decision may impact individuals, a community, or society at large, and anyone who could potentially affect the outcome of the decision. 
 
This is a very broad term and it reminds us that if we are to conduct public participation in a meaningful way, we need to identify and understand the full range of perspectives that are interested in our project.
 

Available materials:

  • Module 4 Video
  • Module 4 Facilitation Guide
  • Module 4 Participant Workbook

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