Making Public Participation Relevant in Europe

Since it was founded in 2009, the European Institute for Public Participation (EIPP) has been committed to extending public participation and strengthening the culture of democratic involvement in Europe. It is our conviction that carefully planned and implemented processes of public engagement improve the quality, legitimacy, and acceptance of political decisions.

EIPP is working at the national and international level. While our head office is in Germany, our network partners are located all over Europe, in Belgium (also at EU-level), Luxembourg, Italy, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Austria, as well as in Switzerland. Our partners bring in their wide-ranging knowledge and expertise in research on democratic governance and public participation, political theory, practice-oriented organisational and political consulting and online participation. Our diversity and internationality make EIPP unique.