Co-creating transdisciplinary global change research agendas in Finland

Kaisa Matschoss, Maria Pietilä, Mikko Rask, Tanja Suni

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Co-creation principles have become prominent in the scientific disciplines that aim to respond to global sustainability challenges especially in the global south. This paper analyses a co-creation pilot of global change research in the novel context of a Nordic country, Finland. The pilot was organised to learn how to create a future agenda for a complex and transdisciplinary research field of global change. This paper analyses its conceptualisation in Finland, how did the series of engagement events increase the capacities of participants and how did the process contribute to a change towards a new, societally responsible way of co-creating global change research. The study found that co-creation suits well for the translation of important societal questions into global research agendas and for networking actors to cocreation activities. Based on the study, we argue that co-creation offers a socially acceptable approach to address socially critical topics to design transdisciplinary social and sustainability research.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalEuropean Journal of Futures Research
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science
  • Co-creation
  • Future Earth
  • Global change research
  • Global north
  • Sustainability
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Global assessment scale

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