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Global Justice and Stability
A social game called GueSSH! has been designed and developed to increase awareness on EU Citizens perception about SSH relevant challenges, aims at dispelling myths and demonstrate through a game-based approach that we tend to overestimate or underestimate the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) challenges.
The game proposes an innovative way to convey contents (based on research projects and official EC reports) addressing societal challenges like migration, integration, democracy, participation to policy, populism, radicalization and unemployment, to the large public and to the young generations (from teen-agers up) and, in the meantime, to shorten the gap among (often wrong) perception and reality.
The game is designed with a series of questions composed by text, images or graphics, with a set of predefined answers to choose from. Then the game displays the correct answers with a summary of the research or project the data are extracted, providing the access to the sources.
At the end of the game, a summary of the user’s responses and related correct answers is provided, with the links to sources and detailed information (funded projects, publications, policy briefs from where the questions and related answers have been build up from).
The game can be used also, by a facilitator/moderator, during workshops as a stimulus and icebreaking tool to start a discussion about SSH related challenges.
The game has been used for this purpose during the event WIRE2017, that took place in Košice, Slovakia on the 28th of June 2017 organized by the European Commission and during the conference “helping to promote positive behaviors in the classroom”, in Chatham, Kent, UK on 21 September 2017, organized by the THRIVE project. The participants have positively reacted to the game and have been engaged in the discussion during the debriefing phase.
The game can be played in all devices (desktop computers, tablets, smartphones, smart TV) with an HTML5 compatible browser and an internet connection.
DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER AND PLAY THE GueSSH GAME HERE!
Valorisation Activities and SSH Research Ripeness for Impact | DANDELION Workshop
Within the Conference Democracy and Europe - our common future?, the project DANDELION is organising a workshop on the 31st of October 2017 (14:30 to 17:15) around the theme of Valorisation activities and SSH research Ripeness for Impact.
DANDELION at Evidence and Policy Summer School (Slovakia)
DANDELION’s partner Civitta Estonia is in the event Evidence and Policy Summer School in Senec, Slovakia (6-8 September 2017). Learn the key outcomes.
DANDELION Workshop "European integration, inequalities and citizens’ participation: How social sciences create value for policy and society” 13 Oct 2017
DANDELION will organise a Thematic Workshop on 13 October 2017, as a side-event of the Estonian Presidency Research Policy Conference "European Research Excellence - Impact and Value for Society" that will take place in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Thematic Workshop "European integration, inequalities and citizens’ participation: How social sciences create value for policy and society" will take place on the 13th of October 2017 from 09h to 12h.
The interactive roundtable discussion at the workshop will highlight how research from socio-economic sciences and humanities (SSH) contributes to understanding and coping with rising social inequalities and exclusion, how to foster citizens’ and especially youth participation in democratic processes, and not least, how to promote inclusive visions of EU integration.
In a series of inputs, representatives from academia, policy-making, and the civil society will showcase “what works” in practice in terms of research transfer to other societal stakeholders for the common benefit. In the plenary discussion we will identify which factors enable the “ripeness” or readiness of research to deliver impact, which barriers need to be overcome, and when, how and whom to engage within the research process in order to generate value for policy and society.
The rationale and agenda of the Thematic Workshop is available HERE.
For more information about the DANDELION workshop, please contact Kristiina Laurits from Civitta at email@example.com.