Invitation to the 2nd International Action Research Summer Camp 2022 in Austria


Are you interested in developing or updating your knowledge of, and skills in, participatory research methods? Then join the 2nd Action Research Summer Camp! Stay with a group of people from around the world in a unique social project amid the Austrian Alps. The Waldhüttl in Innsbruck is a grassroots community center that welcomes people from all walks of life and gives shelter to those in need, independent of their origin, ethnicity/nationality or religion.

The Camp 2022 is offered by the Bertha von Suttner Private University, Austria. Certificates are available. Participation from the Global South is especially encouraged and supported.

The courses are in principle open to anyone interested who self-defines as a researcher or practitioner in the social sciences, social work or community-based service or organizing. The Basic course (June 19-25, 2022; 6 ECTS credits/ workload 150h) invites people with basic experience in participatory processes and community work or hopes to conduct and apply community-based research and organization in their work; the Advanced course (June 25- 30, 2022; 5 ECTS credits/ workload 125h) welcomes participants with substantial experience, including those who attended the Basic course in 2021. Activists, community workers and members of governmental entities and non-profit organizations can use the courses as a workforce training or professional development.

  • Active learning: During the Camp, we will use a broad range of experiential methods and pedagogical means to transcend traditional didactics.
  • Your gain: Our teaching and learning activities center around your personal and professional development interests, previous experience and project ideas.
  • The place to be: The Waldhüttl provides an energizing environment for developing life-long relationships and new ideas.
  • Interaction with community partners: We will frequently interact with people in place – e.g. Roma from eastern Europe living there temporarily.
  • Our goal is inclusion: Costs are generally kept as low as possible. We work on a sliding scale and manage a small fund for participants from the Global South.

The Camp is an activity developed by The PAR Initiative – Transnational Trainings in Participatory Action Research, founded by Dr. Corey Dolgon and Dr. Eberhard Raithelhuber. Apply for participation at and  up to March 31, 2022.


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

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government