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Open Public Consultations

Rationale of use

Open Public Consultations have been employed in Ireland to gather diverse insights and opinions across regions and stakeholders, ensuring that a wide array of perspectives is considered in policy-making.


These consultations involve various methods such as written submissions, surveys, focus groups, and workshops to collect feedback from stakeholders regarding CSP design, monitoring, compliance, performance, and clearance.

Types of outputs

The outcomes are documented in written reports, which include comprehensive summaries of the submissions, survey results, focus group findings, and workshop conclusions. These reports are made publicly available on the Ministry website.

Relevant CAP objective


Tool name

Open Public Consultations


Stakeholders needs assessment tools


Focus groups and meetings



Author or owner

Author: DAFM (Ministry of Agriculture)

Implemented by

Relevant tasks

CSP Design: Stakeholder Consultations
CSP Monitoring: Performance Review

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