Scheme for an integrated linear transport infrastructure development/planning
Stakeholder participation is a mechanism which enables stakeholders, including both professional and citizen stakeholders, to get involved in the planning and delivery of innovative solutions to a variety of infrastructure and biodiversity problems. The stakeholder engagement process provides stakeholders with an opportunity to state their opinions; it creates an opportunity for debates, includes stakeholders in decision-making, and ensures that stakeholders have a sense of ownership and responsibility in the taken decisions. To be engaged means an opportunity to get informed, to learn and to deliberate. In this approach, stakeholders communicate not only with decision-makers but also with each other.
The TRANSGREEN Scheme for Stakeholder Participation aims to give guidance on how to involve local and national stakeholders in the process of linear transport infrastructure planning. It was developed to support activities implemented in the TRANSGREEN pilot areas.