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 society mean for collaborative governance? The third COREvent will explore civic action and collaborative governance […]

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 strategy. The collaborative process involved public administrators from three different sub-units of the city administration and non-public sector actors such as […]

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 or projects, or proactively organising peer-to-peer services, crowdfunding projects or alternative plans. It may also be about empowering […]

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 […]

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 here.  Aim of the event is to share ideas and discuss the role of activism, […]

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 […]