The questionnaire could be a postal questionnaire, group questionnaire or a reply stub. Which method you choose depends on what the aim of the enquiry is and the resources available. An advantage of the questionnaire compared to the interview is that it can reach many simultaneously – conducting interviews with the same number of people would require significantly more time. In a questionnaire the respondents could be anonymous, which renders follow-ups impossible if an answer need elaboration or explanation. The interview has an obvious advantage there.
Consultation is when a certain group is asked specific questions in the planning process. It can be both experts and stakeholders and methods vary from easy questionears to more sophisticated tools such as the English system Spaceshaper.
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.