Heading towards implementation, Kydon S.A conducted the third Local Stakeholder Workshop on September 18, 2023, at the Technical Chamber of Greece in Chania with the cooperation of the Technical University of Crete.
The workshop aimed to review implementation issues (data collection, monitoring) but also to present project progress/evolution in order to share with the stakeholders knowledge, valuable ideas, perspectives, and concerns regarding upcoming nature-based interventions (NbS).
The workshop brought several key issues to the forefront, including:
- The areas of justice & the importance of data collection
- The progress of the project so far, progress towards implementation
- Measurement & monitoring indicators: the next steps
An important and interesting part was the exercises that were used during the workshop with the aim of better understanding the issues raised through the active engagement of the stakeholders.
Exercise 1: How do you understand the concept of NbS (nature-based solutions)?
Exercise 2: Identify & rate the quality of public open spaces
The first exercise encouraged participants to delve into their understanding of the concept of Nature-based Solutions (NbS), fostering rich discussions, exchanging ideas, and the opportunity to raise questions and voice concerns.
In the second exercise, participants were invited to evaluate and rate the quality of public open spaces, sharing their perspectives on aspects such as accessibility, security, sustainability, clean air, and cultural places within the intervention areas. This collaborative exercise allowed for a comprehensive assessment of the public spaces.
It was a special workshop both for organizers and participants. Helpful information was conveyed whilst there was productive interaction with the participants. The configuration of the space and the arrangement of the tables helped to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for exciting discussions to take place.