The stakeholders involved have been grouped into the following four categories valid for all DECIDO’s pilots:
- SOCIAL ACTORS: it relates to the group or community that is the passive subject of emergency situations and may be directly involved in them. i.e. citizens, civil Society organisations such as local NGOs, Religious associations such as the network of parish churches or press.
- INTERVENTION ACTORS, includes all those actors involved in direct intervention in emergency situations. This is a heterogeneous group of stakeholders that depends on the intervention structure of each pilot and is made up by the following stakeholders. This group includes Civil protection authorities, Rescue department, Fire department, Emergency medical services, Police, Social welfare authorities, Local businesses, Volunteers or Public bodies at different levels( municipalities, regional governments and national government).
- INFORMATION, ADVICE, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE PROVIDERS: based on their knowledge and experience, this stakeholder group can contribute ideas, suggestions and solutions to complement and improve the emergency protocols in place.
- POLITICAL ACTORS: they do not intervene directly in emergency situations but are responsible for making decisions affecting emergency response protocols, such as policy makers or funders and funding bodies.
Along with this categorisation, the stakeholder map has been an exercise to identify all the actors that should be involved in the collaborative design of policies for emergency situations in the four DECIDO pilots , detailing their classification, description and contribution to DECIDO. In the same way, the Map of Stakeholders diagram has also been created contrasting their “Stake in the solution” and the “Influence over the solution”:
- Political actors are in the category of Promoters: they have a significant stake in the solution and a great influence over its shape.
- Social actors are between the categories of Promoters and Defenders: they have a significant stake in the solution because they are directly affected by the success or failure of the solution but have less influence over the solution than political actors.
- Intervention actors are in the category of Latents, near the Promoters category: they have some influence over the solution, but they are not the most affected by the success or failure of the solution.
- Information, advice, knowledge and expertise providers are mostly in the category of Latents: they will also have some influence over the solution through their experience and knowledge, but they are virtually unaffected by the success or failure of the solution.