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The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme announces the Virtual Summit on Impact from November 16th to 19th

The Virtual Summit on Impact has officially announced 4 days of discussion and collaboration on building a common framework for assessing, understanding and maximizing the impact of programmes and projects.

The International Online Conference will be held from November 16th to 19th, 2020 with a multiform and enriching agenda available here.

In this context, the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme announces a session dedicated to the measurement of impact in research activity to be held on November 19th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

This session entitled “Action based research activities in migration” is organised in collaboration with UNIMED and will count on the valuable contribution of Marcello Scalisi, UNIMED Director, Claudia Natali, Head of Programme Development Support Unit at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Luca Lixi, Migration and Mobility Policy Officer at the DG Research and Innovation (European Commission).

The session will be moderated by Hal Plotkin, Senior Scholar at The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).

The role of research in determining “political” and “social” changes is not always recognized. Sometimes, not even well planned. Can this apparently well-known and widely spread common statement be questioned by experiences on the ground? Can we affirm, in opposition to the common sense, that an action based research model and approach is a de facto reality according to the experience of different stakeholders? The aim of this workshop is exactly framed in this scenario: demonstrate practical examples of action based research activities, with a specific focus on the “migration” issue. A complex and multi-faced topic that needs to be addressed using different perspectives and that requires an immediate practical and operational flap. More than other fields, research in migration has an immediate impact on the European Union citizens daily life, public opinion and political debate. This is exactly the aim of this workshop: demonstrating from a practitioners, academicians and institutional point of view what has been and what could be the impact of research in answering to the most urgent challenges for European Society. Different actors (Universities, Institutions, International Organizations) around the same table, for a debate sharing the same objective.

This international online summit invites your participation in the discussion with leaders from philanthropy, international organisations and research sectors.

Registrations are open: https://virtual-summit-on-impact.canalchat.fr/

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