Participation phase: Introduction

‘All’ you have to do now is to carry out your participatory activities. If you have carefully done your work in the first two phases of your project, this phase should prove to be uncomplicated. However, it does not mean that you can just lean back and relax.  

You should now have taken care of all the practical preparations, so you are ready to put your project into practice. Now it is all about creating a good environment for the participation to take place – and last but definitely not least to have an impact. 

In some cases, this chapter will address the face-to-face and online activities separately. This is done to highlight some of the differences that need to be taken into account when conducting these processes. However, many of the tips and tricks which are presented are of relevance to both types of participation.