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EURODIV Workshop
"Towards the Research Manifesto"
8-9 december 2009, London, UK
Organisers: FEEM and UCL

This Workshop, which closed the cycle of the EURODIV Conferences that were held between 2006 and 2009, was a initiative of the two projects EURODIV and SUS.DIV.

The event aimed at discussing the first draft of the Research Manifesto that SUS.DIV is developing as an important output of its five-year research activities. This is a document that summarises what we know and what we do not on "diversity and sustainable development". Building on the achievements of the disciplines represented in SUS.DIV, the Research Manifesto presents the achievements of the network and discusses the difficulties encountered. This is used to identify some directions for future research on diversity. Based on their research backgrounds and their participation in the past Conference, a selection of EURODIV researchers was invited to meet with some SUS.DIV senior researchers and to reflect together on the first draft of the Research Manifesto.

The discussion was organised in research groups based on the “cafè methodology”.

The Workshop convened 30 researchers with different research backgrounds (8 early-stage researchers; 12 mid-career researchers; 4 keynote speakers; and 6 other participants). The group was highly international: 1 participant from Canada, 2 from Poland, 1 from Cyprus, 7 from Italy, 7 from the Netherlands,  2 from Belgium, 1 from Japan, 1 from Portugal, 3 from the UK, 1 from the US, 1 from the Czech Republic, 1 from Turkey and 2 from Slovenia.

The discussion was lively and bright and the draft Research Manifesto was analysed in depth. Honest critics and fruitful comments gave a contribution in focusing the aim, the objective and the contents of the Research Manifesto to come.



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