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Organising local partnerships

Chapter 3
Optimising the results


3.1 Factors for assessing the results


    3.1.2 Transformation of practices and opening-up to innovation

  • The partnership favours a better mutual understanding between the area's actors.

    As a result, it controls relations between the groups, people and the institutions, gradually substituting relationships built on trust and cooperation for balances of power based on narrow interests.

  • The partnership can also create and, in particular, strengthen the identity and recognition of a collective project at area level.

    As a result, it will be possible to mobilise and bring together the area's actors and unite them in projects, and a social innovation dynamic or productive invention dynamic allowing new comparative advantages to be found will also be possible.

  • Departing from traditional types of representation, the partnership introduces specific forms of democracy at the base, thus enabling a greater involvement of actors in the debate and action.

    The decisions relating to planning and infrastructures can then be discussed by the population, and a comparison of the criteria and points of view enables the long term to be better accounted for. In this sense, the partnership actively participates in the management of the use of space and in the rational use of finite natural resources.

Hence, coming together to preserve the common good of an area, adopting collective working practices and aiming for a sustainable development are testimony of the acquisition of a partnership culture.

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