Let’s Agree. LFMI Hosts a Workshop on Policy Advocacy and Communication

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Panevėžys, September 25, 2015 – today the Lithuanian Free Market Institute is holding a seminar “Community, investment and environment: how to evaluate, participate and communicate” for local communities and NGOs of Panevėžys region.

Together with LFMI President Žilvinas Šilėnas, Junior Policy Analyst Eglė Užmiškytė, local media and municipal representatives, the participants will address 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.

This practical workshop will employ specific case studies and two handbooks on participation and communication and coordination and agreement, specifically designed for local community needs in Lithuania.

The seminar is a part of the newest LFMI initiative Let‘s Agree through which we aim to equip the population with the necessary skills to reasonably discuss issues and reach a peaceful, but beneficial, agreement with other community members.