What is the project about?
In practice, the consortium works with tensions around land use, energy issues and use of natural resources. Models to be studied include negotiation models for local environmental disputes, collaborative governance of natural resources, facilitated processes of policy-making and preparation of regulations, and interactive, digitalising knowledge practices.
The results support development of collaborative culture and practices in environmental decision-making and also in other fields. The models to be developed can serve, for example, the social and health sector and the regional government reform.
Researchers, themes and organisations
The research is based on case studies. CORE is organised as five subprojects: 1) collaborative governance mechanisms and capacities, 2) knowledge practices, 3) civil society and participation, 4) regulation ja 5) value co-creation.
The multidisciplinary consortium is lead by professor Lasse Peltonen at the University of Eastern Finland Department of Historical and Geographical Studies. The consortium includes the research group on environmental law at University of Eastern Finland (Ismo Pölönen), Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (Heli Saarikoski), the research group on civil society at University of Jyväskylä (Tapio Litmanen), the research group on knowledge management at Tampere University of Technology (Nina Helander) in collaboration with Hanken School of Economics (Pia Polsa). Also Linnunmaa Ltd participates in the consortium. The consortium works closely with a wide group of stakeholder partners representing public, private and civil society actors as well as mediator organisations.