03 June 2024

Handbook: Country Profiles

This Handbook presents general, practical guidance for policymakers, agencies, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders engaged in consultation and participation related to the European Green Deal (EGD).

Handbook: Country Profiles

REAL DEAL

The REAL DEAL Handbook gives a snapshot of the existing legal and institutional frameworks for citizen engagement in relation to the EGD. It aims to provide a clear understanding of the legal, institutional and policy background for citizen engagement as a foundation for considering possible forms, formats, methods and tools for participation to use in the future.

The Handbook examines two main types of citizen engagement. The first is participatory style engagement, which fulfils legal minimum requirements for policy makers to engage the public. Europe’s quarter-century experience with the Aarhus Convention is invaluable in this regard. The second type explores innovative forms of engagement based on consultative and deliberative mechanisms such as citizen assemblies.

You can download the full version here, and country profiles in the links below:

Austria

Denmark

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Lithuania

North Macedonia

Poland

Serbia

Spain

Ukraine

 

This handbook and its country profiles are an essential read for policymakers, environmental advocates, and engaged citizens alike, offering a detailed road map for meaningful and effective public involvement in the sustainable initiatives at the heart of the European Green Deal.

Find out more about the REAL DEAL project