Library Element Report

Participation of Civil Society Organisations in Research

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Gall, É., Millot, G., and Neubauer, C. (2009), Participation of Civil Society Organisations in Research, STACS.
This report on Participation of Civil Society Organisations in Research attempts to analyse the benefits and limits of two innovative mechanisms that allow and fund research partnerships between researchers and CSOs: the Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) programme, set up in 1999 by the federal government of Canada, and its more modest French version in the Ile-de-France region since 2005, the Partnerships of Institutions and Citizens for Research and Innovation (PICRI) programme. Drawing on the experience of actors involved in the setup of these programmes and in research partnerships funded through these two mechanisms, we have attempted to outline the benefits of and the obstacles to Participatory Research, and to identify key principles that can ensure that such partnerships bear their most fruitful outcome. The last part proposes more practical recommendations to a range of actors of the European research system – in policy circles as well as in the scientific and CSO worlds – on how to strengthen and improve support to Participatory Research in the European Union.

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