Mission and Purpose
Comédie (Concertation, mediation, environment) is an association (NGO) leaded by three associations: Geyser, Ifrée and URCPIE Auvergne Rhône-Alpes. Comédie is made by practioners in the field of "territorial dialogue", i.e. stakeholder dialogue and conflict mediation about environment and local development.
The purpose of Comedie is to help the practitioners improve their pratices thanks to autotraining and exchange of experiences.
It also aims to give more visibility of theses practices which are often ignored by decision-makers.
Comédie has been created by a small group of people on an informal way on 2000 and converted into an association on 2016.
Specializations and activities
Comédie organizes national meetings for practitioners.
The Comédie website is a tool for auto-training. It offers some permanent courses focusing on methods for stakeholder dialogue and environmental mediation.
On the website, Comédie has a data basis of about 300 experiences of stakeholders dialogue, mediation and citizen participation in the field of environment and land management in France. The objective of this tool is to allow exchange of experiences by local actors. Comédie also put at their disposal documentary resources (references of papers, books and films).
Major projects and events
2017. National meeting in Poitiers (France). Water and food: which role for local dialog in the management of commons?
2016. National meeting in Lyon (France). Is the local dialogue efficient for preserving environment?
2006. National meeting in Lyon (France). Local practices of dialog and participation in the field on environment.
2003. National meeting in Bordeaux (France). First meeting on stakeholder dialogue and mediation in the field of environment.
The activities of Comédie are funded par the Fondation de France, the french Ministry of Environment and local autorities.
Concertation et environnement, les acquis des expériences locales. Comédie, 2017, 146 pages.