Citizen Engagement on the Environment

DEFRA has funded an innovative programme of citizen engagement across England to improve understanding of what people value in the environment and their priorities for it.
Future of Our Seas

The project, which runs until November 2020, is led by the National Centre for Social Research in partnership with six specialist organisations including the NCCPE. The project aims to generate options for taking public attitudes, values and priorities into account in environmental policy and decision-making at a range of spatial scales.

For questions about the overall project, please contact Ceri Davies (

Public and stakeholder engagement training

Do you work as an environmental researcher, policy advisor, or in a nature conservation role? Do you engage with members of the public or stakeholders about the environment? Are you keen to reach new audiences or discover new ways to engage with citizens on important and complex environmental issues?

As part of the Citizen Engagement on the Environment project, we are offering the opportunity to take part in training by public engagement professionals to develop innovative and powerful ways to engage the public in dialogue about the environment.

Key dates and locations

Opportunity 1: Bristol: 1-3 May 2019; Applications before 4 April 2019
Opportunity 2: Liverpool: 7-9 May 2019; Applications before 11 April 2019
Opportunity 3: Plymouth: end of August; Applications will open in June 2019

Find out more & apply