Mesopartner has a strong track record in organising study tours on territorial development to Germany. We have taken practitioners from places as diverse as Chile, South Eastern Europe, South Africa and Sri Lanka on tours.
We have learned that there are a number of factors that turn a study tour into a success. Probably the most important factor is translation at several levels -- not only translating what hosts and visitors say, but actually explaining the background and context of a given question and a given answer. This includes the preparation of advance briefing papers both for participants and hosts and having regular briefing and de-briefing sessions during a tour.
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