A properly planned project addressing the real needs of the beneficiaries cannot be achieved without an analysis of the existing situation. A basic premise behind stakeholder analysis is that different groups have different concerns, capacities and interests, and that these need to be explicitly understood and recognized in the process of problem identification, objective setting and strategy selection. However, the existing situation is likely to be perceived in different ways by different groups of stakeholders. Thus it is important to bring together representatives of all key stakeholders in the Analysis Phase.

The activity aimed to identify all those groups, namely stakeholders, who have a significant interest in the project the participants were creating during the training course.

The main steps involved in stakeholder analysis: The main steps involved in stakeholder analysis:

1. Identify the general problem or opportunity being addressed/considered;

2. Identify all those groups who have a significant interest in the (potential) project according to the following criteria: power of influence, interest;

3. Identify the extent of cooperation or conflict in the relationships between stakeholders;

4. Interpret the findings of the analysis and incorporate relevant information into project design in order to promote stakeholder ownership and participation.

More information about the project you can find on the following link:

http://www.associazioneprism.eu/

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