// Plan prudently. Integrate interests early. //

The rail project “Stuttgart 21” is symbolic of policy planning without effective citizen participation. It exemplifies dynamics that can develop, and shows that major developments and infrastructure projects can no longer be built against public will and opinion. However, early and genuine engagement with citizens and interest groups ideas and reservations ensures that opposition and protests do not form. IFOK provides long-standing expert consulting and tailored support in this area.

We analyse the situation, bring experts and stakeholders to the table, objectify the debate, find lines of compromise, and develop solutions. We do this quickly and ensure that the solutions are shared by all.

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