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Fri, 27/11/2015 - 00:00 -- Coopenergy

The process of setting up an MLG process can be broken down into 3 steps:

 Step 1 - Initiate the collaborative process: A. Identify the regional authority’s needs; B. Identify key stakeholders; C. Identify their level of participation; D. Develop a common vision and objectives. Step 2 - Developing the MLG model: A. Define the coordination and governance processes; B. Develop the engagement strategy; C. Define responsibilities and decision-making process; D. Define the evaluation process. Step 3 - Implementing the MLG model: A.Mobilise stakeholders and formalise their commitment; B. Evaluate and improve the MLG model

Step 1:  this preliminary step serves to identify stakeholders and engage them in the process to develop a common vision,joint objectives, and expected results. 

Step 2: during this step, a more detailed analysis of the stakeholder engagement process and governance mechanisms will be carried out, in a joint manner,to define the most appropriate governance structures, decision-making processes, and operational methods to use.

Step 3: in this step a governance system must be established, which requires good communication and the active involvement of all stakeholders throughout the entire process. A participatory evaluation and continuous improvement of the process is implemented.

An authority can adapt this methodology at any time to suit its local circumstances. For instance, depending on the scope of the project, timeline and budget, the regional authority may decide to implement some activities in parallel.