In 19rd of February and 4th of March Lithuanian Free Market Institute was hosting a practical workshop “Community, investment and environment: how to evaluate, participate and communicate” for local communities and NGOs of Kaišiadorys, Kretinga, Palanga and Šventoji. Regions with the aim to equip members of local communities with necessary skills to engage in sound and meaningful discussions and reach peaceful and constructive agreements with other community members.
Together with LFMI President Žilvinas Šilėnas, Junior Policy Analyst Dominykas Šumskis, head of communication Asta Narmontė local media and municipal representatives, the participants the participants discussed the following issues: evaluation of public policy decisions on investment projects, constitutional rights of community members, effective ways of communication with different stakeholders and the media as well as the most effective means of advancing well-informed and sound arguments and positions.
The workshop was based on the analysis of case studies on investment projects specifically designed to raise the awareness of the importance of well-informed dialogue and mutual agreement when it comes to investment and well-being of a community. Moreover, the participants received two handbooks on participation and communication and coordination and agreement, specifically designed for local community needs in Lithuania.
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