Co-creating transdisciplinary global change research agendas in Finland

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European Journal of Futures Research. 2020 Feb 24;8(1):2

Title: Co-creating transdisciplinary global change research agendas in Finland
Author: Matschoss, Kaisa; Pietilä, Maria; Rask, Mikko; Suni, Tanja
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Date: 2020-02-24
Abstract: Abstract Co-creation principles have become prominent in the scientific disciplines that aim to respond to global sustainability challenges especially in the global south. This paper analyses a co-creation pilot of global change research in the novel context of a Nordic country, Finland. The pilot was organised to learn how to create a future agenda for a complex and transdisciplinary research field of global change. This paper analyses its conceptualisation in Finland, how did the series of engagement events increase the capacities of participants and how did the process contribute to a change towards a new, societally responsible way of co-creating global change research. The study found that co-creation suits well for the translation of important societal questions into global research agendas and for networking actors to co-creation activities. Based on the study, we argue that co-creation offers a socially acceptable approach to address socially critical topics to design transdisciplinary social and sustainability research.
Subject: Co-creation,
Future Earth,
Global change research,
Global North,

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