Living Knowledge Network (LKN) is composed of persons active in -or supportive of- Science Shops and Community Based Research. Living Knowledge aims to foster public engagement with, and participation in, all levels of the research and innovation process.
As the International Science Shop Network, LKN facilitates cooperation with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to generate research ideas, questions and agendas. Research is performed in response to these questions (…). LKN’s goal is to co-create research to find solutions and therefore make a positive impact on real world problems.
The Living Knowledge Network (…) pursues the idea of public engagement with, and participation in, all levels of the research and innovation process: participation of citizens and/or CSOs in generating research ideas, questions, and agendas; participation in monitoring, steering, advising on or performing research; in data collection, data analysis or scenario development; and the co-creation of knowledge with the aim of contributing to social change.
Living Knowledge promotes an open dialogue and debate between science and civil society:
- It provides scientific knowledge for citizens in an open, action-oriented and participatory way
- It brings civil society issues and interests to the scientific discussion
- It promotes the co-creation of knowledge among Civil Society Organisations and researchers