They could be groups that are difficult for the professionals to reach, like children, youth and immigrant groups. Personal contacts are important in local development projects. Mentors as well as ambassadors use their networks to reach certain groups. The ambassador should be communicative and reach the groups that are desirable to involve. The mentor role is more about supporting groups that have difficulties in voicing their opinions, e.g. youth. The mentor becomes a contact person and a support to them.
Introduction - building confidence
To have participative planning process needs time and planning to start. Here we will present some ideas for a smooth beginning of the process.
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.