Stakeholder engagement as a social and organisational empowerment process in Cumbria
Strong stakeholder engagement, entailing (also) active citizens' empowerment has been crucial. To achieve this objective, each country prepared an action plan in which additional areas of floodplain were designated for protection and restoration. These action plans described for each designated area specific measures needed and steps that had to be taken to carry out these measures. All stakeholders supported a regular exchange of information – through meetings and by establishing contact points at the Ministries of Environment – in order to achieve effective protection of the Lower Danube Green Corridor. WWF played a facilitator role to increase communication and cooperation between the Lower Danube Green Corridor countries and supported the implementation of concrete restoration projects, such as models to be scaled up.
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