La recherche transfrontalière et interculturelle en partenariat est un processus continu, qui vise à créer des connaissances solides, tout en générant une con- fiance et un apprentissage mutuels et un sentiment partagé d’appropriation.
Les 11 principes de la KFPE soutiennent ce processus. Il existe cependant de nombreux types de partenariats de recherche, qui ont des exigences différentes en termes d’interaction, de communication et de réciprocité. Cela vaut surtout pour la coopération entre pays riches et pauvres. Autrement dit, les principes devront être sélectionnés et mis en œuvre en fonc- tion des partenariats.
Les 7 questions fondamentales concernant les partenariats transfrontaliers de recherche mettent en exer- gue les facteurs qui inhibent ou stimulent ces derniers dans différents contextes; elles ont été conçues pour aider les lecteurs à mieux comprendre la nature et le type de partenariat auxquels ils ont affaire.
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This publication analyses opportunities and risks of transdisciplinary research partnerships with business and civil society in the North-South context. Such partnerships are in many cases crucial for impactful research and need to be implemented cautious and strategic. Well implemented partnerships enhance the practical relevance of research and the uptake of results, they provide access to additional data and networks but they also entail the risk of undermining scientific rigour and independence, and they increase the complexity of a research project and power-imbalances. This analysis provides some practical information and orientation for researchers and funding institutions in Switzerland on these opportunities and risks. The publication is the result of a literature review and a stakeholder dialogue with researchers and research-funders.
In public health, evidence generated by research can form the basis of effective new laws, regulations and standards. For a variety of reasons, research evidence is often unable to reach policy-makers, regulators and practitioners. Findings from in-depth interviews with researchers from five public health projects in low- and middle-income countries provide insights into different strategies that facilitate collaboration and communication between stakeholders, including policy-makers and practitioners.
EADI Blog by Katarzyna Cieslik, Shreya Sinha, Cees Leeuwis, Tania Eulalia Martínez-Cruz, Nivedita Narain and Bhaskar Vira
This paper sets out a rationale for a new ambition of collaboration, based upon the need for new levels of investment in Africa’s research capacity. As the African Union and the European Union are developing a new strategy for jointly addressing our global challenges, they have a unique opportunity to invest in African research universities, and support new collaborative networks of universities and researchers in both continents. This is key to the ability of both continents to address our societal challenges like climate change and digital transformation. Both, the European Union and the African Union, have emphasized the importance of supporting research and innovation, and the universities within which these take place. This is a crucial time to act, to ensure that collaboration between Africa and Europe is future-oriented and strategic, and carries the support of universities, governments, and the two Unions.
EADI BLOG by Linda Johnson and Rodrigo MenaImage : Charl Folscher on Unsplash
Co-creation of research knowledge between academics and non-academic stakeholders, contributes to sustainable development and societal transformation. Based on a survey conducted among 43 international research partnership projects, this policy brief recommend an active engagement with non-academic actors, especially from vulnerable groups and local enterprises, from the start of a research endeavour.