COREvents #3: Civic action and collaborative governance

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What leads young people to engage in collective initiatives in times of more or less severe crises? How do the motivations and forms of engagement of Millenials differ from those of previous  generations? What does the changing of the civil…

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…

Science & activism - The role of environmental movements in transformations to sustainability

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This is both an open invitation and a call for papers for a researcher and PhD seminar on Science & Activism, held at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu 29-30(31) January 2019.    UPDATE: the presentations of the seminar are collected…

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…

COREvents #2: Using collaborative knowledge practices in environmental planning and decision-making

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How is trust in expertise generated and lost in environmental policy? How to overcome challenges in democratising environmental expertise? Why is joint fact-finding useful in complex planning and decision-making processes and how to apply it…

Course on environmental conflict mediation gathers international students

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The course on environmental collaboration and conflict resolution brings together students from 19 different countries at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, from 20 to 24 August 2018. The course, entitled Environmental collaboration…

YHYS Colloquium - Call for papers: renewable energy, experiments and interventions

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Are you researching energy-related issues e.g. regulation, support policies, energy democracy, citizen energy, or energy politics more widely? Or are you working with experiments and interventions in environmental social science? If yes, the…