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Communications & Stakeholder Services / Stakeholder Engagement

Good stakeholder communications is essential to ensure that people close to a project have the opportunity to have their views considered before decisions are made.

Early engagement with stakeholders creates opportunities to build relationships, understand concerns, mitigate issues, and involve those who will be most affected by a project. Our ability to make technical issues accessible, raise awareness, and create understanding is unmatched. Our approach allows messages to be delivered in a way that creates understanding of the issues.

We provide our clients with internationally recognised, high quality communication services, specialising in infrastructure and asset management development. Our Project Communications team has unique experience in providing public relations and stakeholder communication services.

We devise and implement strategies for stakeholder engagement, public relations and crisis management relating to project planning and delivery and have a specific unit of specialists to oversee this work. We give advice to public and private sector clients, often involving controversial issues and projects. We have an in-depth understanding of the technical issues involved in infrastructure development and the communication skills needed to help our clients deliver their projects.

Case Studies

EU Green Capitals

EU Green Capitals


EU Commission

Managing the European Green Capital City Award for the EU Commission

RPS has been the Secretariat for the European Green Capital Award since November 2010. The Award is an initiative of the European Commission, DG Environment.

Since the launch of the Award in 2008, five cities have been designated a European Green Capital; Stockholm, Sweden in 2010; Hamburg, Germany in 2011; Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain’s Basque region in 2012; Nantes, in Western France, will be the 2013 European Green Capital; the Danish capital, Copenhagen, will be the 2014 title holder.

As Secretariat, RPS manages both the competition and public awareness related to the award through the European Green Capital Award website (, Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter pages, and through various communication channels such as brochures and press releases.

Race Against Waste

Race Against Waste


Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

Race Against Waste was a three year national communications and awareness campaign on waste management in Ireland.

RPS devised and implemented the stakeholder engagement campaign, including the well-known brand 'Race Against Waste – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'. The main objectives of the campaign were to turn awareness of waste management into action and deal with misconceptions around waste management.  Our role was to engage a variety of sectors on the issue of waste management and to help them to implement sustainable waste management strategies.

The team developed and delivered a number of programmes to successfully address the issue of waste management to targeted sectors throughout the country.

The greatest indication of the success of the campaign was the increased rates of recycling in Ireland over the duration of the project. This rose from 13% to an impressive 35%. Race Against Waste was widely recognised as a highly successful awareness campaign and won a number of awards.