The Strength2food project is organising hybrid forums to stimulate dialogue amongst all actors (local stakeholders, informants, entrepreneurs and scientific experts and lay people) in the value chain. The forums will take place in seven European countries (France, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Serbia and the United Kingdom) and will address specific subjects, on ‘local controversies’. These public discussions will serve both as a methodology, guiding multi-actor research fieldwork to collect data, and as a dynamic mechanism for better communication. They offer a great experience where panelists and public are gathered, not necessary to solve a problem but to discuss and hear to each other, for improving the local community together.
Each country’s hybrid forum will meet at least three times throughout the project and will include the same kinds of actors. The following hybrid forums have been organised: