WP8: Cooperative Research
Workshop on Research with CSOs for sustainable development: Reflecting on experience
Timing: 29th September 2010
London Venue: The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, London NW1 8NP
near Camden Town tube station; also Camden Road railway station
- To compare participants’ experiences of doing research with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) relevant to sustainable development.
- To evaluate strengths and weaknesses of those experiences, as a basis to draw lessons for future efforts.
- To clarify how such research benefits research and the wider society.
- To bring together material for publication in a journal special issue.
- To analyse how such research helps to open up issues of sustainable development to civil society perspectives.
Questions for discussion:
- How do researchers and non-researchers cooperate in research activities relevant to sustainable development?
- How does such research relate to policy frameworks of sustainable development?
- How do they work together to produce new knowledge, to develop new understandings and learn from one another?
- What inquiry processes are involved?
- How does such research relate to policy issues? E.g. in the research design?
- What lessons may be learned for future efforts?
- What areas require further research?
Participants: mainly research projects and some civil society organisations (CSOs) involved in them (as researchers or non-researchers).
Please contact mct-crepe AT open.ac.uk if you wish to attend.
Some places may be available for people wishing to present papers. If you are interested please send a short (approx 300 words) abstract speaking to the above themes by 9th August 2010.
Workshop organised by the project, ‘Co-Operative Research on Environmental Problems in Europe’ (CREPE), funded by the Science in Society Programme during 2008-10, www.crepeweb.net
Deputy Coordinator: Dr Sue Oreszczyn, CREPE
E-mail: s.m.oreszczyn AT open.ac.uk
Project Secretary: Jenny Wright
Email: mct-crepe AT open.ac.uk
Tel : +44(0)1908 655708