All pioneer cities were interviewed to help identify their starting point at the beginning of the programme. These interviews were conducted by the experienced partner group working with the BSCA.
Structure of interviews
The pioneer cities interviews' were conducted in two parts:
Discussion focuses in Segment 1 (fact finding)– The interview guide and The Three (perceived) Core Challenges
We used a three-pronged approach to capture both current state and future issues connected to The Strategy House and the Blue Strategy. The interview guide is structured along these buckets, and enabled us to understand - together with the interviewees - what the municipality's challenges were.
All issues were discussed from a perspective of "Until today" (how did it work then, what has worked well and what needed to be improvement) versus "Towards 2020".
Our goals for this round of interviews: