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The approach deployed in the workshop was used to consider the role of the quadruple helix stakeholders in the panel. This focused on the plan of activities for the two cities, Bologna and Helsinki, as well as the wider network of stakeholders for involvement in the development of climate services. The outcomes of the workshop are: 1) an extended stakeholder mapping, 2) a plan of activities where the different stakeholders are mapped according to their involvement in each of the activities, and 3) further understanding of when and how to involve, and why.
The approach used to consider the panel of stakeholders in the context of the EU-MACS project was a panel management workshop. During the workshop ~20 experienced Living Lab practitioners from the ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs) network lent their expertise to consider which stakeholders are involved in climate services and the types of activities in which each of these stakeholders would be involved. The process consisted of two steps: first, the stakeholders were mapped on panel circles, placing the most central role in the center, and discussing the linkages between the different stakeholders as the circle widens. Second, the panel of stakeholders were transferred to the panel matrix, creating an overview of which stakeholders to involve in which activities, while keeping in mind the continuity of these interactions, considering the user point of view as a central factor.
The workshop resulted in panel circles that extended the stakeholder mapping for the project and a sustainable plan for engagement activities.
In order to prepare your participants to understand the context of the workshop exercise, a brief explanation is needed. The EU-MACS flyer explaining the project to the workshop participants can be viewed here.