Mapping context & stakeholders

Understanding the specifics of an area and its community is the basis of smart village strategy development. There are many different ways of identifying challenges and assets of an area, starting from research-type baseline surveys to more participatory methods, such as consultations and participatory profiling of the locality. On the ‘Mapping Context & Stakeholders’ page, we will present examples of how to map the context and stakeholders of an area.


The community profiling tool aims to generate an evidence-based community engagement process through presenting official (statistical) community data in an accessible way, hence generating discussion among community members. The process is usually realised through close cooperation between the community and a research institute/ university, as it has been the case of the community of Dingle (Ireland).

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