Four key processes distinguish our way of working.

To be effective, any local development project, plan or policy must depart from a thorough analysis of the context at stake. This analysis indeed allows for an objective, clear and specific definition of the (social, economic, environmental, project, historical) features of that context.

Any local development project, plan or policy may be clearly and effectively defined and developed only if it is based on the careful listening of the various perspectives, the different words and what these hide or cannot express. This also implies being able to fully understand the actual meaning of words, without taking for granted that these signify the very same for all stakeholders.

Any development project, plan or policy may be called ‘local’ only if it is shared among the different entities and subjects involved in its identification and implementation, among those who will be affected, and the people whose needs the intervention addresses. This is key for us, and our everyday work reaffirms it: a shared project is a stronger, a more energetic and better integrated one.

Any local development project, plan or policy can have a real impact only if it is defined on the basis of criteria of economic, environmental and social sustainability, as well as feasibility and efficacy. Every action must be considered respecting available resources, involved people and contexts.