25 May 2022 | Münster
On Wednesday, 25 May, the team of the new Citizen Science competition "Auf die Plätze! Citizen Science in deiner Stadt" invited academics and practitioners to a digital lunch break. In line with the focus of the competition, which aims to strengthen the exchange between science and society and make Citizen Science visible as a format for cooperation, the lunch break focused on the success factors of collaborations. What constitutes a successful cooperation? Who are the right partners for one's own idea? And how do you overcome challenges in cooperation? Prof. Dr Andrea Walter (University of Police and Public Administration NRW) addressed these and other questions in her presentation about successful cooperation between practitioners from municipalities and civil society. Dr Kerstin Kurzhals and Katrin Uude from the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre (FH Münster) reported on transfer barriers from the münster.land.leben project and presented approaches to solutions from their co-creation toolbook
The toolbox combines tools to make them available for scientists and social actors that engage in science/society projects. The idea for a toolbox comes from the need to overcome various transfer barriers encountered in transdisciplinary cooperation projects. Twelve different transfer barriers that act as obstacles in transdisciplinary cooperation were identified. Methods and tools to overcome these barriers were collected and modified based on the identified barriers. The knowledge regarding transfer barriers and methodological approaches to overcome them enables scientists and practitioners to conduct successful science/society projects.