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Source: Federal Ministry for the environment nature conservation building and nuclear sicherheitab 1. September search for the BMU and the UBA back to the examples of successful citizens participation. Competition entries can be 15 to the. October 2019 to be submitted.

The second round of the competition, “Excellent” starts at the beginning of September

From 1 September 2019, the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Environmental Agency are again looking for examples of successful citizen participation in Germany. The competition “Excellent! – Competition for Exemplary Citizen Participation “this year addresses administrations and public enterprises that have successfully consolidated citizen participation. Submissions can be submitted until October 15, 2019. The competition is intended to help visualize exemplary participatory processes of citizens and to further increase the quality of political solution-finding processes. The competition is aimed at administrations and public enterprises that have institutionalized citizen participation in the subject area of the Federal Ministry for the Environment and provide examples of successful participatory practice. The competition entries should be designed as permanent processes in which mission statements are developed, concrete measures are formulated for environmental problems or Legislative processes can be shaped. Last year, for example, the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and Energy Economics of the state of Baden-Württemberg was honored for its public and public participation in the Integrated Energy and Climate Protection Concept Baden-Württemberg (IEKK). Another example is the city of Gunzenhausen, which decided in a public participation process to relocate the Altmühl back to its original riverbed in order to find an acceptable solution for flood protection for all residents. At the same time, a recreational and recreational area close to nature was created. The competition is divided into three categories: “Administration”, “Public Enterprises” and “Citizens”. Entries may be submitted by 15 October 2019. Entries will be judged by an interdisciplinary jury in two selection rounds, comprising experts, citizens and godparents from the winning projects from last year’s competition. The expert jury is supported by a Citizens’ Jury. Citizens are also invited to nominate exemplary civic participation processes for participation in the competition. In addition to the three categories mentioned above, the jury can award two special prizes in the categories “Innovation” and “Cooperation”. The winners will be honored in February 2020 as part of a high-caliber symposium. The jury of experts will be composed as follows: Prof. Dr. Moreen Heine, University of LübeckProf. Dr. Hans Lietzmann, Bergische University WuppertalProf. Dr. Ines Mergel, University of KonstanzProf. Dr. Patrizia Nanz, IASS PotsdamProf. Dr. Jens Newig, Leuphana University of LüneburgHanns-Jörg Sippel, Stiftung MitarbeitJörg Sommer, German Environmental Foundation

15.08.2019 | Press Release No. 136/19 | Citizen Participation

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