|Project title||Voluntarily for Lake Balaton - based on the experiences of 20 years|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||Women for Lake Balaton Association|
|Phone||+36 30/474 4233|
|Project manager||Szauer Rózsa|
|Project timeframe||March 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||12,827 €|
The project aimed at promoting and ensuring public participation in the second cycle of river basin management planning (VGT-2) in case of the Balaton catchment area so that the local population could contribute to the otherwise formal consultation with well-founded comments and suggestions. The promoter actively cooperated with other non-governmental organizations (mainly environmental NGOs) active on the field of VGT-2, which consisted of continuous contact and dozens of personal meetings, conferences and other events. In order to inform and engage the public with participation, three leaflets and a more detailed brochure was prepare, newsletters were distributed, an information day was held in 20 settlements on the 2015 World Water Day, and five residential forums were organized. Throughout the project, opinions collected on different channels were represented to the designers and decision makers in official forums, events and direct communication. As a result of the project, the implementers were able to focus attention on the related issue, provide effective consultation opportunities, and represent and display civilian opinions in the decision-making process.