1st TeRRIFICA Online Conference “Co-creation and Climate Action. How people can have an impact on climate adaptation and mitigation?

30/04/2019

The first TeRRIFICA Online Conference will be held on May 22nd 2019 from 10am to 2pm (CEST/Brussels time). Free registration is now open via e-mail to hannah.hoff@uni-vechta.de

The Conference will start with the expert talk on co-creation given by Dr. Angela Connelly (University of Manchester). The Conference will also offer good practice examples from six pilot regions in Belarus, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Spain that combine co-creation processes with climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The Conference is organized by the Science Shop Vechta/Cloppenburg University of Vechta within the framework of the H2020 TeRRIFICA project, whereby eight European institutions work together to foster competence for climate change adaptation and mitigation in different European regions with a specific focus on Responsible Research and Innovation.

“Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Mitigating its impacts and adapting to changes already taking place or impossible to avoid will require fundamental changes to societies and behaviours all over the world – as well as scientific breakthroughs, both technological and social” (Climate Change Adaptation - Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission). It is in this context the TeRRIFICA project emerges and organizes its 1st TeRRIFICA Online Conference. How can people have an impact on climate adaptation and mitigation? How can co-creation and participatory methodologies be implemented into climate action? These and other questions will be discussed during the event.

The Conference will start with the expert talk on co-creation given by Dr. Angela Connelly (University of Manchester). Her work relates to climate change adaptation, particularly around the understanding climate risk and the opportunities and constraints offered by new technologies. She works in a co-creative manner with other disciplines and local and national policymakers. More recently, she has become interested in exploring transdisciplinary knowledge practices relating to environmental change through, for example, exploring arts-based sustainability approaches and how they can contribute to the creation of inclusive urban visions.

The Conference will also highlight examples of good practices from six pilot regions in Belarus, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Spain that combine co-creation processes with climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. Participants will learn from good practice examples and discuss with international experts.

1st TeRRIFICA Online Conference Program
• Expert talk on co-creation: Dr. Angela Connelly, University of Manchester
• Mutual learning from international insights: Good practice examples from the six pilot regions in Belarus, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Spain.
• Breakout rooms: in-depth discussion rounds
• Panel discussion: gathering the learning outcomes

Free Registration and Technical Information:
For registration please send an email to hannah.hoff@uni-vechta.de until May 20th 2019. You will then receive all necessary login information. Read the technical information to be taken into account to join the event.

Another forthcoming activity organized by TeRRIFICA will be the 2nd TeRRIFICA Reflective Workshop, which will focus on indicators and will be hosted in July 2019 in Belgrade (Serbia). Follow @TeRRIFICA_ on Twitter and get updates and more information about the project. Its website and other means of communication will be launched in June 2019.


What is TeRRIFICA?

The EU funded project TeRRIFICA (Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation Fostering Innovative Climate Action) with its network partners in six regions of Europe will seek for best practice and identify the approaches that are already in place to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects.

In a trans-disciplinary partnership, TeRRIFICA involves six European countries, bringing together three research institutions, three non-profit organisations, one public association of universities and one public institution for science promotion. TeRRIFICA is led by WILA Bonn (Bonn, Germany) and the TeRRIFICA consortium is composted by the Rhine-Waal University (Kleve, Germany), the Education for Sustainable Development Association (Minsk, Belarus), the Center for the Promotion of Science (Belgrade, Serbia), the University of Vechta (Germany), the Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland), Sciences Citoyennes (Paris, France) and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (Barcelona, Spain). The project is funded by the Horizon2020 programme of the European Commission.

Contact:
· TeRRIFICA Project Coordinator:
Norbert Steinhaus: norbert.steinhaus@wilabonn.de
· 1st TeRRIFICA Online Conference Coordinator:
Hannah Hoff: hannah.coff@uni-vechta.de
· TeRRIFICA Communication and Dissemination Manager:
Marta Cayetano: marta@acup.cat

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Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona