A Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment: involving stakeholders in European policy making, a case study of land use change in Malta

J.B. Morris, V.C. Tassone, R.S. de Groot, M. Camilleri, S. Moncada

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Abstract

A Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment is presented for use within European land use policy impact assessment. The context and rationale for the development of the Framework are outlined, both in the context of European policy making and within a project called "Sustainability Impact Assessment: Tools for Environmental, Social and Economic Effects of Multifunctional Land Use in European Regions". A detailed description of the sequence of methods that make up the Framework is provided, followed by illustrations and details of the practical application and results from a case study in Malta, where the Framework was used to carry out an impact assessment of biodiversity policies. After reporting on the reflections of the research team and valuable feedback provided by Maltese stakeholders, the Framework’s ability to enhance the quality, credibility and legitimacy of European policy impact assessment is discussed
Original languageEnglish
Article number12
Number of pages19
JournalEcology and Society
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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