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Webinar. The growth-equality dilemma and knowledge co-production for better public services.

Publié le 18 novembre 2020 Mis à jour le 25 novembre 2020

Considering that from a certain point economic growth does not necessarily bring in an increase in life quality, the question of how benefits are distributed becomes a critical challenge to be tackled (Pickett & Wilkinson, 2009). Equitable access to public goods and services is a form of benefit distribution and contributes to Equitable Economic Growth (EEG) by favouring increased employment opportunities and integration of the informal sector. As a possible means to support this process, research indicates that participatory dynamics of knowledge co-production (among science, policy and practice) can contribute to EEG by reducing the power and knowledge imbalance among participants. During the webinar, we aim to unpack possible pathways for equitable distribution of benefits from economic growth reflected into public services.

The webinar will be divided in two parts. In the first part of the webinar, we go more in-depth into the dilemma between equality and growth. For instance, the perspective in which ‘perfect equality’ can also be a constraint to growth implies a series of ideological perceptions and attitudes embedded in the conception of the paradigm underneath the approach to EEG. In this section, we would like to explore alternative views placing equality and inclusion in the centre and possible ways in which academia-knowledge co-production might contribute to the definition of these alternatives in both theoretical and concrete ways. In the second part, we unpack the dynamics behind knowledge co-production. We start from the premise that knowledge co-production occurs in processes where different actors (coming from science, policy, local communities and practice) are actively involved and engaged in the production of knowledge. The webinar will discuss the case of waste management public service in Kosovo to unpack the dynamics behind the interaction between the formal and informal sector in the search for a Circular Economy. No previous registration required. The webinar will be held in English. The webinar is organised and moderated by two members of our faculty Prof. Luisa Moretto and Dr. Catalina Dobre.

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Le 27 novembre 2020

15h-16h

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