In the morning, ecologist and philosopher Matthijs Schouten took the attendees on a trip through theology, philosophy and the history of our thinking patterns, in order to learn more about our own basic attitude towards nature. And what that can mean for the management of the oak processionary caterpillar.
Couldn’t be there? You can listen to Matthijs’ presentation on our PODCAST (in Dutch!).
During an exercise about behavioral change by Karim Cherroud, we empathized with different target groups. We considered the desired behavior of our stakeholders (mayors, contractors, citizens, media) and what could help or hinder them from adopting this behaviour. The different results of this exercise, ranging from loose ideas to practical tips, can be viewed here (in Dutch). You can find the introductory Powerpoint here.
Hopefully you returned home with renewed insights and fresh ideas. We will continue to support you and help you find ways to convince citizens and authorities of natural management of the oak processionary caterpillar.