An Innovative Civil Society: Impact through Co-creation and Participation
The conference has received around 180 abstracts and expects around 250 participants who will seek to explore experiences with research and innovation for, with and by civil society, and develop policy recommendations and articulate research needs within community-based research and research focusing on societal challenges.
The 6th Living Knowledge Conference will also be a platform for exchange and discussions of findings and results of the PERARES project among policy makers, researchers and civil society organisations. An important objective of the PERARES consortium is to move dialogues between researchers and civil society “upstream”, and develop proposals for which direction new research and innovation activities and programs should take.
The conference is hosted by Aalborg University’s Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transitionsin Copenhagen and is organised by researchers who were among the founders of the international Science Shop network, Living Knowledge.
The conference themes are:
Social innovation – empowering civil society?
How to involve multiple users in design of assistive technologies?
Co-operation in multicultural contexts – North–South cooperation
Sustainable development: from vision to transition
Developing competences through problem-based learning with civil society
Developing the university – civil society interaction
How to organize and manage science shops and community-based research units?
Governance of science and technology with civil society
A pre-conference Science Shop Summer School on developing community-based research based on the Science Shop model will be organized 7-8 April 2014. Access the website here