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Living Knowledge Network Conference, Budapest Hungary

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The 2018 edition of the Living Knowledge Conference was hosted by the Corvinus Business School, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, from 30th May to 1st June. The Living Knowledge 8 Conference was aimed at academics, practitioners, activists, social innovators, research funders, science educators and communicators, citizen scientists, policy makers, non-governmental organisations, artists, interested community groups and citizens. The conference hosted more than 250 participants from 33 countries.

Dr. Crystal Tremblay, University of Victoria (Canada) and Andrea Vargiu, Università di Sassari (Italy) co-presented a session on ‘Knowledge for Change (K4C): a global project to train the next generations of community-based researchers’, at the LKN. K4C is a global consortium aimed at training the next generations of Community-based researchers across the world. Participants shared on a global map detailing where and what kind of training they have previously recieved in CBR, many of whom indicating no formal training at all.  This was followed by case studies from Francesca Antongiovanni and Valentina Ghibellini, from IntHum and Foist Laboratory for Social Policies and Learning Processes (Italy), who recenetly completed the Mentor Training Program. 

The session allowed for the different actors of the K4C "value chain" (UNESCO Chair, Hub Coordinator, Supervisors and Mentors) to share their experience with participants and discuss with them possible advancements also through comparisons with other collaborative teaching and learning experiences.

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