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8.00 – 19.00 Registration
9.00 – 11.00 Opening Plenary
The co-creation of knoweldge in partnerships between research institutes and civil societyChair and Welcome Mr Norbert Steinhaus, Bonn Science Shop

Welcome Henk Mulder, University Groningen, Science Shop (Co-ordinator PERARES)

Welcome Gilles Laroche, Head of the Unit “Ethics and Gender” of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission

Welcome: Prof. Christa E. Müller, Deputy Rector for Public and International Relations, University of Bonn

Keynote: Dr Jacqueline Broerse, Associate Professor, Head Department Science Communication, University Amsterdam: ‘Science-society dialogue in new and emerging innovations: The Interactive Learning and Action apporoach’

Keynote: Prof. Arjen Wals, UNESCO Chair of Social Learning and Sustainable Development, Education & Competence Studies, Wageningen University: ‘Science as community – Sustainability-oriented trans-disciplinary research’

Location: S29-S32

 11.30 –  13.00

Sessions 1

Session 1.1 Story telling
Partnership projects 1
Chair: Gerard Straver, Science Shop of Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands

01-A: Phillips, C. – Spreading more than manure: farmer  engagement with researchers

06-A: Castro, I.–Biosense: collaborative initiatives to  bring the life sciences and social  sciences to society

79-A: Stegelitz, T. -Introducing HEROES – A European  project aimed to exchange of best-practice examples around Europe in the field of Health and Road Safety and to develop cross-fertilised campaigns by connecting both fields

Location: S25-S26

Session 1.2 Workshop
Participation and ImpactChair: Paul Manners, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement. UK

56-D: Manners, P.-Through a glass darkly: assessing  the impact of public engagement

57-D: Brodersen, S. – The shaping and impacts of network  alliances between Science Shops and civil society

53-D: Rodriguez, F. –Degree of Participation in Science Shops


Location: S05

Session 1.3 Presentation
Community – University InteractionChair: Pia Spangenberger, Bonn Science Shop, Germany

23-B: Dlouhá, J.-The RCE as a framework for university  – community interaction in education  and research: reflection, evaluation  and lessons learned

29-D: Willumsen, E.– Higher Education’s responsibility for  developing research mindedness – university and local partners’ perspectives.

86-D:Stark, W.–Patterns of campus-community partnership and community-based research – Competence-models for experience-based teaching to enhance participation and social innovation in society

Location: S29-S32

Session 1.4 Story telling
Science Shop experiencesChair: Henk Mulder, co-ordinator of the Science Shop University Groningen, The Netherlands

49-C: Tryon, B.– Community-University Exchange on  a Global Scale

34-C: Saitakis, A.– Establishing a Science Shop in Crete, Greece: progress, future plans and lessons learned (PERARES outreach)

07-C: Stanescu, R.– Romanian Science Shop experience – planning for future research projects

Location: S34-S35

Session 1.5 Workshop
Methodologies to develop partnerships
Chair: Glen Millot, Fondation Science Citoyennes, France

64-E: Millot, G.– Study of the Scenario Workshop Methodology to Develop Partnerships  in Participatory Research (PERARES outreach)

18-E: Sullivan, J.– Building community-researcher  capacity for CBPR & incubating community science partnerships through a Community Science Workshop / Environmental Justice Network

72-E: Urban, C. & Strähle, M.– Engaging stakeholders in science  and technology: Adapted European  Awareness Scenario Workshops in  the INPROFOOD project

Location: S17

 14.00 – 15.30

Does Policy Matter in Building Partnerships between Civil Society and Research?

Chair: Dr Claudia Neubauer, Fondacion Science Citoyennes, France

Adrian Curaj, General Director, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, Romania

Thierry Gissinger, Fondacion de France, Head of Environment Programme

Dr. Volker Meyer-Guckel, Vice General Scretary Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft

Eva Nourney, RD, Science Analyses, Science Communication, Research Coordination, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany

Rajesh Tandon, President of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA). Chair of the Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research (GACER)

Location: S29-S32

 16.00 – 17.30 Session 2.1 Workshop
Evaluation Research CooperationChair:  Brian Trench, Dublin City University

55-D: Trench, B.– New approaches to evaluating Science  Shop projects (PERARES outreach)

58-D: Schmid, B.– Researching practice’: a first step in  evaluating the complex practices in a university-community ‘Knowledge Co-op’

Location: S25-S26

Session 2.2 Workshop
Frameworks and patterns in CBR and Public Engagement
Chair:  David Owen, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, UK42-C: Owen, D.– A learning framework for public  engagement45-C: Eppink, H.– Using social learning in Community- Based Research (PERARES outreach)

Location: S29-S32

Session 2.3 Presentation
Mapping and Outreach
Chair: Emma McKenna, Co-ordinator of The Science Shop at Queen’s University Belfast, UK

47-C: Lydon, M.– Community and Green Mapping as a  Tool and Movement for Local and  Global Sustainability

50-C: Kähler, C.– The Münsterland Expedition – a  community outreach project initiated by the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster

51-C: Stallony, M. O.– Idea-Mining as an outreach strategy

Location: S34-S35

Session 2.4 Workshop
Collaborative structuresChair: Jeroen Kruit, AlterraWageningen UR The Netherlands), Khan Rahi, Loka& Canadian Community-Based Research Network, Canada

22-B: Kruit, J.– Contextualizing in Co-operative  Research in Science Shops:  Creating knowledge with and not for  communities

32-B: Ochocka, J.– Collaborative structures: Reimagining  community- university research  partnerships in a democratic society

68-B: Burpee, J.– Working with scholars to increase impact and global reach69-B: Mendiwelso-Bendek, Z.– Learning from University-Community  Partnership: UK Research Findings

Location: S5

Session 2.5 Story telling
Partnerships and impact
Chair: György Málovics, ESSRG; Hungary

28-E: Vogt, Tom C.– University-Community Links’ in  California, Barcelona, and Augsburg: Developing Participatory Action Research in, for, and through local and international learning communities

70-E: Hoofwijk, H. -Co-creation of knowledge by  generating partnerships between civil society organizations and knowledge institutions

89-E: Pfersdorf, S.– Civil Society Organisations in Research Projects Reflection on stories and experiences

Location: S17

18.15 Transfer to Old Town Hall
19.00 Official Welcome Reception in Old Town Hall of Bonn
Dress code is casual


FRIDAY 11 May 2012

Please notice: The posters for the poster session can be placed on Friday from 8 am and have to be removed after 5.30 pm again as there will be a session the next morning. We will provide material for mounting the posters.

8.30 – 17-00 Registration
9.00 – 10.30 Plenary
Changing Knowledge Dynamics:
Communities, HEIs and Students Bond Together
Chair: Prof Susie Ching Mey See, University Sains Malysia, Asian Pacific University Community Engagement Network (APUCEN)

Sophie Duncan, Deputy Director, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, UK: ‘Lessons from the Beacons for Public Engagement’

Prof Willem Foorthuis, Professor (University of Applied Science) Regional Transition UAS Van Hall Larenstein / Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands: ‘De Werkplaats – Students initiate knowledge transfer and learning porcesses in rural and regional development’

Tim Göbel, Member of the Rectorate, Head of University Marketing, Strategic of Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany: ‘University Social Responsibility’

Location: S29-S32

11.00 – 12.30 Poster SessionP1: Phillips, C. – Catch 22: The problems with  participatory projects
P2: Stanescu, R. – Science is Fun – a Science Shop in  Calarasi, Romania
P3: Liebscht, M. – Discourse systems as building blocks  for a “University on the cloud”: How  does a discourse system in dialogue  form work and which advantages are  provided for transferring theoretical  knowledge into practical use?
P4: Liebscht, M. – Shareholder-Relationship Management  between cultures and their formal and  informal expectations – Are our  Universities open for open structures?
60: Morton, S. – New approaches to partnership and  cP5il engagement
P6: Mayrén Alavez-Vargas: A forrest of people – collaborative production of knowledge about forest governance in Portugal
P7:  BECKER,  Frank  –  Lotta – Rest – Contributing Sustainability
P8: Kadisch, Anne  –  Service Learning at the University of Hamburg
P9: Peter, Susanne  –  MINTIA – the schoolgirls’ club at the University of Bremen. Schoolgirls and female university students together on their way
P10: Rhianne, Morgan  –  Learning together through collaborative research: capturing changes and changing our ways with the local youth.
P11:  Cervino, Marco  –  Public researchers and CSOs in Environment and Health studies: is it the time for a science shop ?
P12: Heuvelmans, Karen –  Community Based Learning at Wageningen University: assessing its impact on master students
P13: Ree, Karin  – The Ems-Dollart Estuary – Perspectives for water quality improvement in a cross-border ecology
P14: McGrogan, Róisín – Civic Engagement: Square One
P15: Lemish, Peter  –  Living Knowledge Spaces & Nodes: GloCalizing Southern Illinois
P16: Benthin, Sven  –   Working in a self-organized and self-determined students project called Project Laboratories
P17: Heyl, Kerstin  –  The University of Rostock as active partner of municipalities and regions for a sustainable development
P18: Auer, Kristin  –  Soufflearning -An innovative learning and teaching methodology
P19: Ten Cate, Bram  –  How residents’ initiatives result in innovative designs for town squares
P20: Sliedrecht-van Lavieren, Iris – Connection between research and community
P21: Teixeira,  Emerência  –  Collaborative process on public awareness for Hereditary Hemochromatosis
P22: McGillis, Louise  –  Communities Engaged: Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability
p23: Pechan, Paul – ComScience – towards best practice in communicating European science in different European regions
P24: Niehaus, A. – Globalization, Environmental Justice, and Research Policy:  Connecting the Dots in California’s Inland Valley
P25: Jütten, T.– EYES – Empowering Youth in an European Society

Other Acitivity
08: Visser, S.– Science Shops as quizmasters and  book crossers

Location: S25-S28

14.00 – 15.30 Session 3.1 Story telling
CBR in the curriculum I
Chair: Sinead McCann, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

24-B: McCann, S.– Learning from Mentoring Relationships:  within and between Higher Education  Institute staff; with Civil Society  Organisations; and with students  working on Community Based  Research projects within the curriculum

Location: S34-S35

Session 3.2 Workshop
Developing Co-operative Research Agendas in Social Sciences I
Chair: Nicola Buckley, Head of Public Engagement at the University of Cambridge, UK

3-A: Buckley, N. – Setting shared research agenda by  CSO’s and research institutes: A case-study on connecting CSO’s and researchers through Science Shops on the topic of Domestic Violence & Pregnancy. (PERARES outreach)

Location: S31

Session 3.3 Presentation
Research Partnerships: Capacity Building and Impact
Chair: Bonn Science Shop

02-A: Ptackova, K.– The on-line market of research topics  as a tool of enhancing the cooperation among CSOs and academic sector

61-E: Morton, S. – When one plus one makes more than two: impacts from partnership research

12-E: Verhoeven, P.– Killing more than two birds with one  stone: learning statistics while doing community research.

Location: S29

Session 3.4 Story telling
Developing Projects
(student focussed session)Chair: Michael Heiman, Dickinson College, USA 

88-C: Heiman, M.– Educating for Sustainability: Can we Bridge the Disconnect between Student Training, Community Involvement and Critical Reflection?

108-C: Niehaus, A. – Globalization, Environmental Justice, and Research Policy:  Connecting the Dots in California’s Inland Valley

Location: S25-S26

Session 3.5 Story telling
Partnerships projects 2
Chair: Khan Rahi, Loka& Canadian Community-Based Research Network, Canada

65-E: Pincetl, S.– Transition from Sanitary City to the  Sustainable city: Lessons Learned from Across the Atlantic

66-E: Becker, F.– Transition, Resilience and the  Economy.2 – The Role to be of Science Shops

76-E: Valentin, A.-Region in Balance – Development  and shaping of a suitable land-use management system through participation of different actors

Location: S30-32

Poster session

Location: 27/28

16.00 – 17.30 Session 4.1 Story telling
CBR in the curriculum II
Chair: Karin Ree, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

43-B: Ree, K – Fitting CBR projects in the curriculum.

44-B: Cook, J.– Creating successful mutual learning  partnerships through applied community psychology research

Location: S25-S26

Session 4.2 Workshop
Developing Co-operative Research Agendas in Social Sciences II
Chair: Bálint Balázs, ESSRG, Hungary

83-A: Balázs, B.– Forgotten citizens of Europe – Participatory research with or for Roma, Traveller and other marginalized communities and communities with nomadic life style (PERARES outreach)

 Location: S29

Session 4.3 Story telling
C-U Research  Partnerships – Global Perspectives
Chair: Budd Hall, GACER, Universityof Victoria

82-B: Hall, B.– Knowledge, Democracy and Action:  Community University Research  Partnerships in Global Perspectives

13-B: Melegrito, L.– University-Community Engagement:  The Lasallian Framework and Approach

16-B: Lucio-Villegas, E.– Relationships between Universities  and Communities. The Cátedra Paulo Freire at the University of Seville

Location: S34-S35

Session 4.4 Workshop
Arts and Engagement
Chair: Khan Rahi, Loka& Canadian Community-Based Research Network, Canada74-D: Rahi, K.– Creating Open Space for Arts and  Science Interface35-D: Clover, D. – Feminist arts based community research67-D: Aguilar, N.– Voices of Transition

Location: S30-S32

Session 4.5Workshop
Promoting CBR in Higher Education
Chair: Gerard Straver, Science Shop of Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands

27-B: McKenna, E.– Leveraging policy to promote  Community-Based Research in Higher  Education Institutions –what should and could work for you (PERARES outreach)

33-B: Brown, L.– Challenges and Opportunities in  Sustaining Community-University Research Structures at the University of Victoria

Location: S31

Poster session

Location: S27-S28

18.30 Transfer to “Rheinprinzessin”
19.00 Conference Dinner on the “Rheinprinzessin”
Dress code is casual


SATURDAY 12 May 2012

9.00 – 10.30 Session 5.1 Story telling
Partnerships projects III
Chair: Meira Hanson

05-E: Neves da Costa, D.– Stuttering as a boundary object:  reflections on the development of a  collaborative device

19-E: Phillips, C.– Students in the streets: Civil society  studies, research and goverance issues on the ground in Tanzania

62-E: Dietrich, J. – Initiating and Moderating Zero-waste  Initiatives in Regional Enterprise Networks – Experiences from a Science Shop´s Perspective

Location: S26

Session 5.2 Presentation
Capacity Building experiences
Chair: Andrea Vargiu, University of Sassari, Sardinia

48-C: Rosing, H.– Developing Multidisciplinary Course- based Action Research Projects

75-E: Chahed, A.– Capacity building in periurban area  from Casablanca

77-E: Kovacs Burns, K.– A New Infrastructure Model to Build  Capacity in Socio-Health Research:  Opportunities for Inclusive Cross-Disciplinary and Cross-Sector Community and Stakeholder Partnerships

Location: S25

Session 5.3Workshop
Combining local and online dialogues to articualte research questions
Chair: Michael Jørgensen, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

11-A: Jørgensen, M.– Nano-dialogues: the experiences from  researcher-civil society dialogues in PERARES (PERARES outreach)

Location: S34-S35

Session 5.4 Workshop
Implementing Community Based Learning
(student foccussed session)Chair:  Hansje Eppink

31-B: Scheepers, B.– Academic Consultancy Training – The experiences of Wageningen University

25-B: Bates, C.– wo perspectives on a postgraduate  module in community-based research  in Dublin Institute of Technology (PERARES outreach)

Location: S29-S32

 11.00 – 13.00 Closing Plenary
Challenges and Upcoming AgendasProf. Michael Cuthill, Director of the Community Engagement Centre of the University of Queensland (Australia): ‘Global developments in co-creation of knowledge – the role of the university-community engagement networks’

Budd Hall, GACER, Universityof Victoria: ‘Announcement of the 3rd Global Communiqué on Community University Engagement

Saskia Visser, Projectleader for Science Shop Language, Culture and Communication, Groningen, The Netherlands: ‘Results from the Quiz and Book Crossing activites’

Location: S29-S32

Free Meeting Room

Location: S27-S28


There will be rooms open for talk and informal discussion. The conference venue also offers a couple of informal places for meetings, like cafeteria, lobby, garden etc.



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