The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is an innovative pioneer of citizen participation in environmental decision-making processes at national level.
The BMU 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 BMU for developing a new participatory culture for important political projects.