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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

Document of the Workshop « Cooperative decision-making and conflict management in public planning and environment

Budapest - January 2007

Rural topic(s): Civic dialogue, Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue

Type: proceedings of a symposium

Date of publication: January 23, 2007

Author(s) of the document: REC, ÖGUT, CIPRA

Organization(s): ÖGUT (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Umwelt und Technik), CIPRA (Commission Internationale pour la Protection des Alpes)


« The Workshop was a follow-up to a research project on Promoting environmental mediation as a tool for public participation and conflict resolution, jointly carried out by OeGUT and REC in 2005. The workshop was also part of the knowledge-transfer project “Future in the Alps” of the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA). It gave an opportunity to learn about successful mediations and to exchange experience in cooperative decision-making and conflict management. The conference focussed on how to improve public participation and decision-making processes. It offered an overview of the benefits, principles and practice of using environmental mediation procedures for conflict resolution and a practical session during which such skills had been developed. »



Keywords: environmental mediation, environmental conflict, conflict management, participatory approach

Places: Europe