The CiVi.net dissemination strategy will address five different user groups:
- Local stakeholders at community level
One of the main target groups are the local communities in the original case study regions and the transfer regions, but very importantly also further local communities that face similar environmental challenges and that might therefore be additional candidates for transfer regions. Local stakeholder groups include land owners and land managers, business companies, regional and local authorities as well as research institutes and civil society organizations based in the respective regions.
- Civil society organizations
CSOs, active at the international, national, regional or local level, are another of the main target groups to inform them about potentially interesting fields of activities for them with respect to the development but also transfer of solution strategies. The outcomes of the CiVi.net project could be useful for them with respect to improving their capacity in terms of management of natural resources, enforcement of rules in local communities, dealing with local tensions arising from new resource repartition, and transferring their role to new settings.
- The scientific community
The scientific community will be most interested in the knowledge advancement provided by the project, disciplinary but more importantly inter- and trans-disciplinary.
- Policy decision makers
Policy decision makers at the regional or local level (municipality) are seen as an integral part of the local communities. Besides, policy decision makers at the national, EU or international level, although not seen as one of the main target groups for CiVi.net, might be interested in the outcomes of the project.
- The general public
Civi.net also wants to raise public awareness and contribute to public debate. This will be done through a broad set up communication campaign to bring up the multi-scale aspect of coping with environmental and climate change. CiVi.net aims at showing how and to what extent the dissemination of locally developed successful governance schemes is possible and therefore, by reaching a great number of communities, can contribute to the world-wide solution of global environmental problems. Secondly the basic importance of CSOs in the context of local environmental management will be underlined and put up for discussion. The emphasis of CSOs’ capacity is very important as it is likely to increase the willingness of people for civil society engagement including financial support for CSOs. Since the CiVi.net project builds upon the ES concept as the base for research on environmental governance, it will contribute to a mainstreaming of this upcoming idea.