The Three Pillars of Public Participation

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A diverse group of people with their hands raised.

Created by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is the preeminent international organization advancing the practice of public participation.

The IAP2 mission is to advance public participation through professional development, certification, standards of practice, core values, advocacy and key initiatives with strategic partners around the world.

Visit the IAP2 website to learn about their "three pillars of participation:"

  • Core values
  • Code of ethics
  • Spectrum of public participation