Citizen Participation

Your opinion matters!

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) is an innovative pioneer of citizen participation in environmental decision-making processes at national level.

The BMUV citizen participation instruments to facilitate sound decisions, communication with society and participation.

"Great transformation", ecological structural change, sustainable development as a guiding principle – comprehensive modernisation requires broad communication and the involvement of citizens.

Participation procedures, environmental education, environmental communication and social policy strategies are geared to involving citizens and strengthening their role as strategic partners in the intended transformation.

Administrative modernisation has been a priority in the last legislative term. In this context, citizen participation has become a tried and tested tool of the BMUV for developing a new participatory culture for important political projects.

Citizen participation processes

Policy-making in dialogue

Good environmental and consumer protection policies are achieved when they are a joint endeavour. Get in touch with us, or get involved through one of our options for dialogue.