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.

To date the team have done a literature review; run engagement events across the UK; and run 5 formal public dialogues, both face to face and online. We are now in the last phase of the project with plans for one more set of online events. The learning from the project will be shared with others wishing to used a mixed methods approach for dialogue activity, and the outcomes will be used by Defra to inform policy making.  

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

Online dialogue events: What's Next for Nature, August 2020

As part of the Citizen Engagement on the Environment project, two online events are being hosted in August. The events are being held:

Tuesday 11th August 2pm-4.30pm

Thursday 13th August 6pm-8.30pm

All details about how to register your interest can be found on our partners site, the Natural History Consortium.