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Task 7.3: Consensus building
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Based on the output of the project and our literature review, we plan to elicit implicit normative views of stakeholders on their desired future rural sustainable development scenarios, which will involve land use and ecosystem service provisions and their corresponding policy instruments. Rather than starting from scratch, we plan to build on the successful experiences that took place between 2009 and 2011, under the auspices of Unit H of the DG Agri of the European Commission (e.g., Thematic Working Group 3 “Public goods and public intervention on public goods” *). This process involved several dedicated stakeholders who attempted to make European agriculture more multifunctional. The topics addressed in TRUSTEE are somewhat different from the one addressed by TWG3: Here we will rely more on the technical results of the project, but the above experience will be useful for designing our process. We will manage a first interaction session together with training sessions. The composition of our consortium will enable the building of qualitative/quantitative sets of exploratory scenarios that could be introduced for debate during specific meetings. When done, scenario narratives will be reviewed and refined. One final workshop will be organised to discuss interactive results of appreciation and rank alternative sequential scenarios. The workshop will generate integrated qualitative and quantitative scenarios that will be supported by a set of key choices and consequences, derived from our research output; and the results will be used to elicit stakeholder vision and options for action, possibly opening new forms of rural development policy. Panel composition will be a main component of the process. The organisation of the event will be connected with the training sessions in Task 7.2.
* Some of the members of the consortium participated in the TWG3, which was an important step in defining desirable attributes of multifunctional agriculture, and which has clarified and made operational controversial concepts, such as “rural vitality” (see http://enrd.ec.europa.eu/themes/public-goods/en/public-goods_en.cfm).