With a main focus on research, knowledge transfer and citizen engagement, EDUC-SHARE continues to develop and strengthen the research network within the European Digital UniverCity (EDUC), expanding both the thematic collaboration of the six EDUC member universities and locally existing research and participatory structures.
It is funded for an initial period of three years within the Horizon 2020 program "Science with and for Society" (Swafs), the overall coordination lying with EDUC-Rennes. The University of Potsdam is home to the "Citizen Engagement" part, on which you can find more information below.
Knowledge emerges in diverse ways in different contexts and disciplines. EDUC-SHARE believes that a successful collaboration between these different perspectives can contribute to tackle the complex interrelations and central challenges of our time.
EDUC-SHARE therefore strengthens inter- and transdisciplinary research, opening EDUC partner universities for joint research and innovation in terms of structure and content. As a first step, seminars are taking place within the European Digital UniverCity since March 2021. These explore mutual research interests and structurally promote possible research partnerships under seven thematic focal points.
In a further step, EDUC-SHARE develops a joint research agenda with a focus on Open Science, addressing global challenges, perpetuating knowledge transfer and opening up attractive career and further training opportunities for researchers.
In addition to fostering vivid and innovative research networks, EDUC-SHARE simultaneously aims at engaging local innovation and governance structures, policy makers and, most importantly, citizens— with a focus on youth.
EDUC-SHARE thus develops an alliance-wide open science and participation strategy and actively carries its aspirations into the already existing local structures. With an action plan for events as well as new study and research formats, science will be (re-)conceptualised and opened more and more with and for society.