The GENOVATE Community consist of seven GENOVATE partner institutions; the GENOVATE International Advisory Board; key strategic collaborators and stakeholders and the general public. It is a mechanism designed to facilitate meaningful knowledge exchange across the community at local, national and international levels within each of the partner institutions’ countries, across Europe and globally.
A new book published with Routledge in November 2015: Action Research for Democracy. New Ideas and perspectives from Scandinavia. A couple of chapters especially deal with gender-mainstreaming. Edited by Ewa Gunnarsson, Luleå University of Technology et al.
-This book addresses the potentials and challenges for Action Research supporting democratic alternatives. It offers a broad spectrum of examples from Scandinavian Action Research showing different openings towards democratic development.The book offers a basis for theoretical as well as practical oriented discussions and critical reflections within the field of Action Research and related research orientations, involving a wide range of actors.
Read more on the Routledge website https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138961227
Next step after the GENOVATE focus group and interviews in October at LTU was planned to be a workshop on value exercises which took place on November 10, 2015 and was facilitated by Eva Källhammer. Value exercises expose our norms and values, while at the same time provide an open space for making people conscious, understand and change behaviours and attitudes. The results of the focus group, interviews and workshop will be illustrated by the Persona method and discussed in a final workshop in 2016.
At Centre for Distance-spanning Technology we yesterday carried out a focus group in order to gain more knowledge about the culture climate change at LTU regarding gender equality. We use collaborative processes and participatory methods in our workshops to enable the sharing of knowledge and experiences between gender researchers and participants. This focus group is one of the activities when striving for a more innovative organisational development and change process at our university.
-Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. (Henry Ford)
The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) visited Luleå University of Technology (LTU) June 9-10, 2014. Two productive days with interviews, evaluations meetings and an evaluation workshop. Julia and Maria from UCM also experienced the land of the nightless nights. The outdoor photo is taken at 10.15 pm after the dinner.
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