A roadmap for participatory assessment

Engaging management and science


You are an environmental manager – at national, regional or local level – or a scientist involved in environmental or landscape management. This website provides you with a framework for stakeholder engagement and participatory assessments. However, these are just guidelines and tools! Every situation is specific, keep an open mind to all possibilities and adapt to your case.

What is a participatory assessment?

A participatory assessment is the co-construction between managers, scientists and stakeholders of a shared diagnostic and vision of an environmental issue, possible solutions and potential barriers.

About us

This work has been developed in the ALICE project. It is led by the UMR AMURE at the University of Brest and capitalises on experiments led within several European projects: ALICE Improving the management of Atlantic Landscapes: accounting for bIodiversity and eCosystem sErvices (Interreg Atlantic Area, started in 2017); VALMER Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services (INTERREG IV A Channel, 2012-2015); SPICOSA Science and Policy Integration for COastal System Assessment (EU´s Sixth Framework Programme, 2007-2012), …

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The main language of this website is English, however a number of resources – handbooks, reports, … – are proposed in PDF format in French and Spanish.

– Would you say the stakeholder engagement in the ALICE project has changed the way you work?
– Yes, in many ways because now I cannot imagine a next project without it.

Interview of a case study leader in the ALICE project

A framework to run a participatory assessment


A step by step itinerary to engage managers, stakeholders and scientists in a participatory assessment


Description of tools and their uses for engagement, system mapping, assessment frameworks and organisation of knowledge

Case studies

Examples for inspiration of case studies where a participatory assessment has been led

This web site has been developped within the INTERREG Atlantic Area project ALICE and is powered by the UMR AMURE Laboratory of the University of Brest