Bert Serneels
14.02.2020 07:40
Politics
SECAP Development

I was having a discussion at a Pentahelix task force yesterday, concerning the time at which political involvement in the SECAP process is necessary. The municipalities' civil servants were afraid that asking politicians to define targets and measures too early in the process would refrain other task force members from putting forward ideas. I on the other hand warned that we should not end up in a situation where we have a detailed plan and politicians in the end decide that it is not feasible. There are of course politicians present in the task force, but they don't really commit to anything at this stage. When in the process should we ask politicians to set concrete targets for the different sectors and define which measures will be prioritised?

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