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Lessons learned from a community engagement initiative within Irish higher education

This paper focuses on a community–university partnership built around a programme of study co-created by residents of a disadvantaged community and situated, for the most part, within that community. The aim of this paper is to share lessons learned from this community engagement initiative, as identified
through a research study which ran concurrent to the programme. The study involved 41 interviews (18 individual interviews and 23 focus groups) over a two year period with 28 participants. Participants included students, lecturers and

Good news for the future of Engaged Researh- FP9 proposal almost ready, says Commission’s R&D chief

The plan for the EU’s next research Framework programme will be presented at the end of May, according to the European Commission’s incoming R&D chief Jean-Eric Paquet.

In his first interview following his appointment as head of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation last month, Paquet revealed that “most of the work” on the Commission’s Framework 9 proposal had already been done. He will take up the role on 1 April following the departure of Robert-Jan Smits, who held the post for eight years.


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