Local stories is similar to the safari model, but could just as well be held indoors or on the internet. The participants listen to the story and may respond to it afterwards. The stories do not have to be remarkable, they could be about ourselves and how we experience an area. Research indicates that we listen and understand better if we hear a story. Stories arouse feelings and activate our experiences. Stories are often easier to assimilate than technical terminology, project descriptions or statistics.
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.