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3-Stakeholder interaction and scenario methods

Scenario methods are part of a qualitative approach used by researchers representing various disciplines and practitioners to present key drivers for a certain phenomenon or process; for RELOCAL the key spheres are spatial inequalities and spatial injustice. At the local level focus is on development agendas, stakeholders and their interests and experiences with cohesion policy in order to determine how greater local-level involvement can promote spatial justice objectives. At the local level approach also aims to incorporate the perceptions, values and needs of local populations and thus strengthen the potential for public involvement and more effectively connect social demands and needs to development policy.

Selected groups of people (local and regional stakeholders, experts involved in local and regional development strategies and planning, journalists involved in these issues) will participate in scenario development in order to determine the impact and probability of occurrence of a certain factor in an upward, downward and stabilisation trend. The results allow identifying and assessing the strength of the impact under specific circumstances and the probability of different trajectories.

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