Students:Environmental NGOs (2012 e-learning)

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Stakeholder profiles

Stakeholder profiles according to the criteria:

Development vision


every ENGO have visions and their work is to implement these in reality; expert character; other aspects coulnd’t be checked.

Flexibility and innovation


creates new ideas and have to look at old ideas; mutual contact within different ENGOs, but have to be a bit extreme to be able to make compromises.



events with different stakeholder; but also confrontational protests to gain publicity (e.g. Greenpeace).



a few NGOs informed very quickly about new political situations on their website.

No answers of my direct questions at all.



They need not care about the consequences of their doing as a private actor, but otherwise they get no support by the locals. At least, the locals are informed per internet or events; no negative reports of ENGOs intransparency.



information is the base of ENGOs work. Often other stakeholders have only limited understanding for their aims (economy vs. ecology); other aspects couldn’t be checked

Operational effectiveness


At the end ENGOs have a common aim, but there are different design ideas. Useful EIA enables new power, but are they informed? Sometimes only protest character.



lack of staff make quick reactions difficult; as the only "lawyer for nature" the view has to be sometimes constricted on ecology.



local NGOs (the majority) need money from community or government (one party wants to cut subsidies); international NGOs with a section in this area are relatively independent

selection of ENGOS:

Open questions:

  • There are a lot of missing links. Without knowledge of czech language, it’s almost impossible to judge about ENGOs influence in a certain region. You have to be in a dialogue with them and probably repeat all of the questions again. Although I spend a tremendous amount of time, I cannot guarantee for a good judgement in any case of this table.
  • Deeper studies are too old and deal with the transition after collapse of the SU, not with the problems now.
  • Which role play various centres or institutes for ENGOs ?
  • How are they influenced (science, activists, own experience)?
  • Do they work together beyond workshops etc.? In which way ?

Strategic Options:

1) influencing a stakeholder’s performance:

  • internal management: development of this energy area is a topic for everyone, not only locals; create multilanguage fact sheets to inform other people
  • collaborative relationships: networking, common projects with focusing on important issues to use different views in different eNGOs

2) relationship with other stakeholder: regular meetings with economy and politicians. Offer transparency on your side to gain trust

3) rules for negotiations: discussion about an “enemy image”, should eNGOs rather postulate their points as a passive actor or should they work with companies and have to accept compromises (compare Greenpeace and WWF)

4) new knowledge: german-czech communication; promotion of “Grünes Netzwerk Erzgebirge”, Zelená sít’ Krusné hory ( or create workshops together (e.g. "Pestrý-Bunt. Freunde für biologische Vielfalt im Erzgebirge/ Krušné hory"; (german)); interesting website:

resources: I have detailed remarks at:

-> internet reports

I thought it would support readability to externalize these information. If it is useful to have all of this in our wiki, I can adapt it.