PEGASO Workshop 1 - Understanding the context

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Workshop 1 - Understanding the context

The (eco)systemic approach allows to study a (coastal) area as a whole.


The systemic approach allows studying a (coastal) area as a whole. The “IMAGINE” Workshop 1 allows to studying and understanding the context, with a holistic vision of the territories: drivers, pressures, and state. This allows identifying the main issues (burning threats) and the relevant indicators.

Methods / Tools

  • Soft Systems Methodology
  • Rich pictures
  • Root definitions with six following items CATAOC (customers, actors, transformation, assumption, owner, constraints) or BITAOC (beneficiary, implementer, transformation, assumption, owner, constraints).
  • Activity model: the purposeful activities necessary to achieve an agreed transformation.
  • Actives listening: to ensure that participants are effectively “hearing” each other
  • Logical framework: a four by four matrix for organizing the main themes of a project.


  1. Report from the 1st Workshop in Cyprus, 23th – 24th November, 2006
  2. Report on the first SPSA Workshop in Slovenia, 12th – 13th, January 2005
  3. Report on the first SPSA Workshop in Boumerdès, 9th – 10th, February 2003
  4. Workshop I, 30th September –1st October, 2002, CAMP Lebanon
  5. Report on the Training Workshop on the Systemic Sustainability Analysis within CAMP « Malta » 27, 28 & 29 March 2000


  1. “A practitioner’s guide to “Imagine” – the Systemic and Prospective Sustainability Analysis”
  2. IMAGINE: A set of tools and methods to assist integrated coastal zone management in the Mediterranean

See Also

  1. IMAGINE methodology – The Systemic and Prospective Sustainability Analysis
  2. PEGASO Workshop 2 - Connecting and investigating
  3. PEGASO workshop 3 and 4 - modelling and exploring
  4. PEGASO Workshop 5 - Suggesting and acting

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The article has been reviewed by Plan Bleu and PAP/RAC
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