The socio-ecological transformation of society can only succeed if there is a high level of acceptance and support for it in society. For this to happen, it is necessary that environmental and sustainability policy also better reaches skeptical groups with a rather non-sustainable affinity. The project commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency 'Environmental Policy in Dialogue – Environment / Populism / Democracy' therefore aims to find out which formats can be used to better reach and involve these groups.
To this end, innovative participation and communication formats are to be developed and tested under the direction of adelphi and together with the FU Berlin, the nexus Institute and sociodimensions, in order to enter into an exchange with the target groups of the project. The project aims to contribute to strengthening the legitimacy of environmental and sustainability policy and trust in democratic institutions, and to provide answers to the challenges of populism.
Within the framework of the project, ConPolicy is responsible for evaluating the various communication and participation formats. Both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods will be used. The aim is to gain insights into the effects of the measures. In addition, learning processes in dealing with the target groups are to be facilitated, and further development potentials are to be identified.