This could be either binding or consultative, i.e. when the representative democracy takes the decision influenced by the referendum. Referendum as a binding form exists in some countries, like Switzerland and Mexico, on the regional level. Referenda require distinct alternatives to decide on, and quite a lot of administration to secure that they are performed in a fair way.
In some situations the decisions can be handed over to the stakeholders themselves. A challenge is to find structure and labour division which is fair for all participants. It can be difficult, but the gain could be enormous, too. Most tools presented under dialogue and delegated power are useful here as well.
South Baltic Landscape Forum has been created in the framework of the LIFEscape project. LIFEscape was co-financed by the South Baltic Programme of the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). It has been implemented between May 2011 and April 2014 under the leadership of Elbląg High-Plain Landscape Park, Poland.