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"Self-assessing local sustainable development in Europe" by Stefan Kuhn, ICLEI


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"Self-assessing local sustainable development in Europe" by Stefan Kuhn, ICLEI

  1. 1. Self-assessing local sustainable developmentin Europe © LASALA Consortium 2004
  2. 2. Why and for who?Local authorities and stakeholders:What are the strengths and weaknesses of the local processfor sustainable development in our municipality?Have we progressed on the way towards sustainabledevelopment? What improvements could we make?Policy-makers and researchers:How are local authorities across Europe implementingprocesses for local sustainable development?Are they making progress towards sustainabledevelopment? In which areas do they need further support? © LASALA Consortium 2004
  3. 3. How does it work?Online, easy-to-use tool for local authorities to self-assess theirlocal process and progress towards sustainabilityAvailable in 20 European languagesQuestions answered by both local authority and stakeholdersEvaluation reports with individualised feedback throughautomatic processing by a specifically designed data baseRegular updates and comparisons over time possible © LASALA Consortium 2004
  4. 4. What are the questions?The 10 sections of the questionnaire:Your municipalityThe local process for sustainable developmentActors in the local process for sustainable developmentEmpowerment strategiesThe local action plan for sustainable developmentOrientation and visionImplementationProgressEvaluationLinkages © LASALA Consortium 2004
  5. 5. Choose your language The self- assessment can be completed in 20 different © LASALA Consortium 2004
  6. 6. Welcome / About Find out how the tool can be useful for you and how both local authority and stakeholders can be © LASALA Consortium 2004
  7. 7. Evaluation Complete a test assessment and find out how your evaluation report will be © LASALA Consortium 2004
  8. 8. Login Register for access details Log in to the questionnaire © LASALA Consortium 2004
  9. 9. Questionnaire area Answer by ticking boxes or choose from drop-down lists Use the guidance if you need help with © LASALA Consortium 2004
  10. 10. Register Stakeholders Register stakeholders to receive their additional © LASALA Consortium 2004
  11. 11. Receive your report Have your score compared to the overall average, to all cities of similar size, and to all cities of your country Get detailed feedback on each of the 11 evaluation © LASALA Consortium 2004
  12. 12. The benefitsIntensive self-reflection on your own local process forsustainable developmentOpportunity to analyse strengths and weaknesses andact upon findingsJoint evaluation by local authority and stakeholdersBenchmarking with other cities across Europe © LASALA Consortium 2004