Our new video serial: Inspiration from experienced practitioners
Coming from the Living Knowledge community as well as from InSPIRES partners experience, the serial offers motivational insights of good practices in participatory research projects.
As consortium partner of InSPIRES, the Boutiques des Sciences (Science Shop) of the University of Lyon (UDL) has produced the videos to promote Science Shop structures as a possibility for diverse countries. The videos have been developed with the idea to motivate experience-sharing from Science Shops practitioners or similar structures. They also highlight the complexity in involving all stakeholders in the process as well as the strengths of Science Shops as a link between science and society.
Through these videos, we hope to contribute in exchanging knowledge within community partners, policy makers as well as business and social entrepreneurs while fostering the development of a “global civil society”.
The short-capsuled videos are entitled: «Science Shop: Inspiration from experienced practitioners», «Social demand and prioritisation based on the Science Shop model», «Reliable links with civil society», «Involving all stakeholders», «Methodology for sustainable partnerships with stakeholders» and «Strengths of a Science Shop».
They are structured around insights from Living Knowledge community members Gerard Straver, Florence Piron, Emma Mckenna, Henk Mulder, Andrea Vargiu, and Norbert Steinhaus; and also bring motivational comments from InSPIRES partners working in Europe, Tunisia and Bolivia.
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Video 0. Science Shop: Inspiration from experienced practitioners. If you have the passion, try it: Brings an inspiring message to participatory research stakeholders. It also values the contribution of various Science Shop interviewees from around the world who contributed in the realisation of these instructional videos.
Video 1. Science Shop: Inspiration from experienced practitioners. Social demand and prioritisation: Promotes the different functional models of Science Shops. It highlights the priority fields that allow targeting research questions emanating from civil society.
Video 2. Science Shop: Inspiration from experienced practitioners. Reliable links with civil society: Provides key insights on good practices in building bridges between research and civil society.
Video 3. Science Shop: Inspiration from experienced practitioners. Involving all stakeholders: Emphasises the complexity in working and involving several stakeholders in a Science Shop project.
Video 4. Science Shop: Inspiration from experienced practitioners. Sustainable partnerships: Highlights various approaches in the harmonious maintenance of strong and long-term relationships with several stakeholders in a participatory research project.
Video 5. Science Shop: Inspiration from experienced practitioners: building better societies: Offers a concluding note by underlining the ‘win-win’ situation as well as the added values of Science Shops as mediators between civil society and research for a co-construction of better societies.