Public Engagement Initiatives

The environMENTAL project is committed to fostering meaningful public engagement and ensuring that diverse perspectives are considered in our work. Our engagement activities are designed to involve various stakeholders, especially the general public, in discussions about environmental factors affecting mental health and ongoing research to develop evidence-based interventions.
Here’s a look at some of our key public engagement initiatives:


Stakeholder Board (SB)

The Stakeholder Board comprises representatives from various sectors, including industry, academia, government, and non-governmental organisations. This board provides valuable insights and feedback on our project’s progress and ensures that our research remains relevant to a broad audience.

Learn more about the Stakeholder Board.

To get involved or to join the Stakeholder Board, contact:


Ethics Advisory Board (EAB)

Our Ethics Advisory Board plays a crucial role in ensuring that our research adheres to the highest ethical standards. This board made up of experts in research ethics, behavioural therapy, virtual reality, AI, law, and related fields, reviews our ethics deliverables to ensure they are fit for purpose.


The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Mainly made up of scientific experts, the SAB was established to provide advice on the scientific validity and integrity of the research processes and outcomes.


Consensus Conference

Another important aspect of our public engagement strategy was the environMENTAL Consensus Conference held from June to December 2023. This event brought together a diverse group of citizens to discuss and deliberate with experts from the project on critical issues related to the environMENTAL project.

Learn about our citizen recruitment process.

A highlight of the consensus conference was a 3-day meeting in Berlin from December 1 – 3 2023. This event also featured a public debate between experts from the project, the citizen’s panel of the CC and guests.

See the dissemination activities for this event here.

Participants collaborated to develop recommendations that guide our research and policy suggestions. The CC report, a major outcome of the event, reflects the collective views and suggestions of the citizen panel.

Read the CC report here.