Significant numbers of nuclear power plants will reach the end of their operating lives in the coming decades or may be shut down for economic or other reasons. NEA Member countries are giving increasing emphasis to the involvement of stakeholders in the associated decision procedures. This study reviews decommissioning and dismantling experience, to identify stakeholder concerns and best practice in addressing them. The lessons learnt about the end of the facility life cycle can contribute to better foresight in siting and building new facilities. Both the NEA Working Party on Decommissioning and Dismantling (WPDD) and the NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) contributed to and endorsed this review.