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.    Aim of the event is to share ideas and discuss the role of activism, in its various forms, in transformation towards sustainability. Our […]

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 […]

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 in practice? The second COREvent explores the potential of inclusive knowledge practices to bridge the gap between science and environmental […]

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 and conflict resolution: The Crossroads of Forestry, Ecosystem Services and Wildlife, is intended for PhD students in forestry and environmental sciences. The […]