Public participation takes many forms and has many names. From citizens participating in public decision-making to bottom-up initiatives on community-based projects.
It is clear that meeting societal challenges that emerge in transitioning towards a sustainable future requires effective participation of citizens. It is unclear however, how this can be achieved.
New Energy Coalition and the University of Groningen will work out real-life challenges with public participation into research questions. Knowledge will be transferred on a bachelor, master and post-academic level in education and via several events on public participation in different sectors.