Learning from Engaged Research Best Practice Seminar (Part II)

Watchback: A showcase of best practice Engaged Research from across Europe. This ongoing seminar series champions and raises awareness of best practice engaged research exemplars across the UNIC Alliance.

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Start: 29.03.2022


Chaired by Professor Peter Scholten, Alliance Coordinator of the European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC) with presenters:

  • Valerie Knapp and Vanessa van den Bogaert, research associates at the Chair of Research on Learning and Instruction, Institute for Educational Science, Ruhr University Bochum presenting on ‘Citizen Science investigation of Drinking-water of and by the public’
  • Ass. Prof. Ida Korfhage, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam presenting ‘SamenSpraak’
  • Antonija Petričušić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb prestnting on ‘Fostering equality in and by academia’
  • Ass. Prof. Aykut Coşkun and María Laura Ramírez Galleguillos, College of Social Sciences & Humanities Koç University, Istanbul presenting on ‘Participatory Futures for Intercultural Meaningful Social Interactions in Public Places of Istanbul’

Seminar Available to Watch Here:

Over 130 people registered to attend this online event from across the UNIC alliance. The event ran during the week of, and complemented the proceedings of the UNIC for Engaged Research Strategy Forum hosted by University College Cork. Over 80 City and University stakeholders convened in Cork for this in-person fourm towards to developing a common framework and supportive systems for involving and engaging citizens, civil society, public & city authorities and academia in joint research and innovation initiatives.
Towards this ambition, the focus of the Engaged Research Strategy Forum was to jointly develop and co-create a draft Declaration on Engaged Research, in advance of signing by the eight University Presidents and City Leaders on June 15th 2022 at the CityLabs Festival in Oulu, Finland.


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