While there is a great consensus in society that infrastructure development is necessary for making the energy system of the future a reality, single infrastructure projects often face local opposition. To gain support from the public, we need transparent, participatory and fair processes which include civil society (citizens, activists and the interested public) from the very beginning.
The workshop Engaging Civil Society on Thursday, 10 October serves as an opportunity for NGO staff actively working with civil society on nature protection, grids and energy infrastructure projects to exchange experiences on effective communication. We want you to bring our own stories and upcoming projects, to share experiences and to obtain feedback on your plans from your peers.
The day will be organised using 'participatory leadership' methodologies. This means that as a side benefit you will take home some inspiration on usage of such methodologies in your work.
Finally, we aim to establish a network of continuous exchange for participants beyond such physical workshop meetings. A proposition on how to do this will be presented during the workshop.