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Dream sessions in Leiden

The Dutch municipality of Leiden has used dream sessions to bring together various stakeholders in biodiversity in the greater Leiden area to develop a vision for the future.  What will the municipality and its biodiversity be like in 20 years?  What functions will biodiversity have then?  
By taking this positive approach, and encouraging people to visualize the future, Leiden has managed to identify the common denominator in a wide variety of different interests and to generate enthusiasm among stakeholders.  In this way, Leiden fosters a sense of connection with the topic and people then carry out the required activities collectively.  See 'Dream Sessions' for more on this approach.