VALUE CO-CREATION FOR THE JYVÄSKYLÄ FOREST PROGRAMME 2030

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The CORE project has undertaken a case study of the production of Jyväskylä’s strategy for the use of its forest, the Jyväskylä Forest Programme. The city of Jyväskylä has utilised a collaborative approach to produce this…

Science, activism and societal impact – diversity of relationships

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Activism is often perceived as open acts for promoting changes in society. It may take the form of campaigning, demonstrating or advocating for legislative changes for example in animal rights or nature conservation or protesting against enterprises…

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…

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…

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…

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…