Meetings were divided into two parts: In the first part, people could have a direct one-on-one dialogue with employees to talk about specific issues. The second part was a plenary session where the plans were presented and open questions could be asked. In retrospect, Elia evaluated the first part as more successful. While one-on-one talks served fact-based discussions, in the plenary sessions, opposition was fostered and conflicts reinforced.
The need and the suggested routing were explained to the public through an exposition, maps, a movie, and a brochure. An external, independent expert on EMF was present to answer questions on this subject.