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      Fritz Balkau

      Dear all,

      To address the issues outlined in the Background Statement, a variety of activities could be undertaken with the objective to enhance the application of life cycle thinking on a regional basis and among regional policy and decision-makers. A possible workplan could look like this:

      Phase 1:

      Develop a common understanding of tools, approaches and language that should be used to engage with the target audience on the advantages and possibilities of taking a life cycle approach.

      Milestone: White Paper on Life Cycle Toolbox for Regions

      Phase 2:

      Based on the White Paper and comments from the life cycle community and target audience, a training kit should be developed that could help local advocates to better engage with the target audience and train them appropriately.

      Milestone: Training Kit for local advocates

      Phase 3:

      Once the training kit has been revised based on comments from the life cycle community and potential trainers, a series of train-the-trainers workshop should be organized in different geographies to help local advocates get started.

      Milestone: Training program to train the trainers

      Phase 4:

      In addition to the training kit complementary material should be developed to help trainers ensure application of the program beyond just a single workshop. Materials should be tailored to specific audiences and developed to be used continually in decision-making processes.

      Milestone: Implementation guides for target audience

      Phase 5:

      After completion of the train-the-trainers program, a pilot program should be launched with select trainers testing the training kit with their regional stakeholders.

      Milestone: Pilot program with target audience

      Phase 6:

      Roll-out of the final training kit along with a system to certify trainers that have completed the program and are thus qualified to train other trainers and or run the program in their respective geographies.

      Milestone: Training kit completed and training program with certification launched

      Phase 7:

      Based on the first round of pilots and the implementation of the program a book / report could be developed to discuss concrete case studies and thereby showcase the applicability of the program.

      Milestone: Book with case studies highlighting success factors

      The draft workplan above could be complemented by a variety of complementary activities aimed at providing knowledge and insights to stakeholders already during the development of the training program, such as:

      – regular updates through FSLCI communication channels including webinars on the subject
      – presentation of the project at regional networks and association meetings
      – organization of side events on the subject during Life Cycle Conferences
      – presentation of the work at other related events

      Building blocks and past experiences

      FSLCI members have been engaged in various ways already on promoting the subject. Experiences that could help develop the program include:
      – publication of the first book on “Life Cycle Approaches for Regional Sustainable Development”
      – organization of a number of Summer School on the subject
      – presentation and discussion of the subject during various life cycle conferences
      – hosting of a FSLCI webinar on the subject
      – development of a short briefing note on the subject for the Assembly of European Regions

      Please comment below on what you think about these ideas.

      Kind regards,

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