The success of the LIFE GREEN4BLUE actions is also linked to the involvement of local communities. For this reason, an important part of the work is dedicated to managing a participation process that entails involving different types of stakeholders, in order to share information, scientific knowledge and solutions for monitoring and controlling the territory.
In addition to the authorities directly responsible for the control of invasive species, technicians and operators from the agricultural and wildlife sectors, representatives of the associative and entrepreneurial world, and the citizens themselves will be involved in the project activities as people who are familiar with and use the territory.
In order to ensure continuity of its experiments, LIFE GREEN4BLUE will create a protocol of precise and concrete actions on the monitoring and containment of invasive species developed at territorial level together with all directly competent bodies (Region, trade associations, provincial police , SCI/SPA management authority, …), thanks to which the control will remain operational even after the project has ended.
In addition, educational and territorial animation activities will be carried out on the territories dedicated to the protection of biodiversity and the danger of invasive species, supported by dedicated informative materials, moments of discussion led by local animators and an app for reporting sightings of the species under investigation in the project which citizens can use to make their own direct contribution to scientific monitoring activities.
And combined with all these activities is the involvement of citizens in monitoring the presence of invasive alien species in the territory. A form of direct participation in scientific activities realised through a simple and convenient app.