THE OBSERVERS OF THE TERNI PROVINCE

The Observers of the Terni province (Landscape and River Workshops) have been the pulsing heart for the promotion, involvement and engagement of people with the theme of safeguard and enhancement of their own landscape as life environment. Many
operational instruments were used for such purpose and their objective has always been to make the territories and their population the protagonists, by increasing their awareness.

uch instruments were the following:

The interactive seminars
Cycle of meetings with the aim of activating, on the one hand, the internal participation in terms of co-ordination between heterogeneous competencies (between different sectors of the same body) and, on the other hand, a multilevel institutional participation
(between different bodies) to reach through the participation of the Landscape Workshops a widespread public participation.

 

The participatory planning Workshops
The Workshops have been created as moments of common work open to the subjects that have been invited to take part with an equal role. The workshops are structured in a cyclic way as collective workshops and thematic workshops. The relationship between
the community and the landscape is restored through interviews – narrations - photographic research – documents and bibliographic research, the availability to take care of the territory is identified.

 

The planning walks
moments of common "immersion" in the landscape, where the participants, by meetings in the places, they exchange ideas, points of view, knowledge, where the proposals emerged from the workshops are promoted and relationships, which are
useful to collective work, are formed.

 
 
 

 

The didactic activities
Involvement of schools for a direct confrontation, as well as for trigger Cupertino processes between local people and schools, with the objective to educate and make people accountable for a sustainable use of the environment.

 
 

 

The events
The events were created as useful instruments for creating new relationships among people and between people and the territory. The events are also useful to check the deployed capacity and availability and, sometimes, the potentiality of project proposals
emerged from the Workshops.

 
 
 

 

The pilot actions
The pilot actions have then become useful to put into practice some of the results emerged from the participated planning path that was started by the Workshops. Usually, they consist of small actions that do not require too much funding, but they are full of contents and voluntary
participation. If they are well structured they can become starting points for wider project and, if well promoted, they can become moments of promotion for the work carried out.