Collaborative Public Manager training gives officials new tools for collaboration

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Solving complex societal problems requires specific collaboration skills, such not often found in Finland. Now a group of officials across sectors is learning the necessary skills on training on Collaborative Public Management. The training is designed as a start for a wider turn towards more collaborative governance. In October 2018, the start session of the […]

Learning from our Failures and Successes: 30 Lessons about Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution

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Students, researchers and practicing professionals from 18 different countries gathered at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, August 2018, for the third NOVA PhD course on Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution. The action-packed week, led by Irmeli Mustalahti and Antti Erkkilä (University of Eastern Finland), with the help of the invited key expert Mara […]

New tools for environmental conflict resolution

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In August 2018, a course on environmental collaboration and conflict resolution brought together 28 participants from 17 different countries at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus. The course provided the participants with theory and practical skills in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution.  One of the international teachers of the course, Professor Mara Hernández from the Centro de […]

Co-creation of value calls for collaborative interaction

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When we deal with complex or controversial environmental decision making, the significance of value should be considered. Each individual has his or her own basic set of values; the things one holds important in life. These values guide their decisions, and perceived value may change over time and depending on the situation. The concept of […]