The Green Trails
A look behind the scenes of the Hessian bike project.
Matthias Schäfer // District Waldeck-Frankenberg
„Stakeholder management and open communication: these are the central components of our project plan. Directly addressing and involving the stakeholders concerned is the basis for successful planning and implementation of our Green Trails. The concerns, worries, reservations and, if necessary, fears are taken seriously in the development process. Our goal is to work together with all stakeholders to develop something that will move our Waldeck-Frankenberg region forward.“
- How he managed to get 14 cities and communities on board of this project.
- What other key stakeholders are affected by the project?
- What institutions and mechanisms have been created for the management and information of the stakeholders involved?
About Matthias Schäfer
Matthias Schäfer has been head of the sports and youth work department of the Waldeck-Frankenberg district for almost 20 years. As an enthusiastic sportsman, he develops many different projects together with his team in order to activate the employees of the district administration or citizens in sports and to expand the offer on site. Due to his experience with district-wide projects and his affinity for mountain biking, he took over the project management of the unique Green Trails project in 2019.