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June 3, 2013
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Is Europe ready for citizen participation in Science Policy?

This is the question that the editor of Euroscientist asks in an insightful article on the status of citizen and civil society involvement in the formulation and implementation of Science policy in Europe. Among those providing reflections on this question … Continue reading

April 3, 2013
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UNESCO Chair-GACER News – April 5, 2013

Dear Friends, Rajesh and I are working on plans to combine our two mailing lists.  He has a one that he has used historically for his blogs of many years and I have maintained this list for the past 3-4 … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UNESCO Chair – GACER NEWS – February 15, 2013

Dear Friends,   We are sharing two reports on civil society today.  Rajesh Tandon and a consortium of civil society organisations produced the first one, “Civil Society at a Crossroads” The second report was carried out by the consultancy firm … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UNESCO Chair – GACER NEWS – February 7, 2013

Hi Friends,   STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION – 2–3 MINUTES RE “WORLD WE IMAGINE” We are asking for students to produce a 2-3 minute video about the theme, “The world We Imagine” for the GUNi conference May 13-15. We have produced … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UNESCO Chair – GACER – Feb 5

Greetings Friends,   First thank you all so very much for your support in getting information about the GUNi Call for Good Practices out last week. The deadline has been extend to February 10. With your help the number of … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UNESCO Chair – GACER – January 27 – An Opportunity We Should Not Lose

Dear Friends,   Several of you are already deeply involved or know about the forthcoming Barcelona International Conference on Knowledge, Transformation and Higher Education, so please accept our apologies for the duplication!   “We are willing to organize everything to … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UNESCO Chair – GACER News – January 17, 2013

Dear Friends,   A few conference alerts and other items people have passed to us. Hope you are well. We are particularly keen that you and your colleagues put in a proposal in to share your innovative practices and take part … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UNESCO Chair – GACER News – January 14

Friends,   Just jumping onto a fine talk given by our friend Andrew Petter, President of the Vancouver, Canada based Simon Fraser University.  Andrew was an important voice at Uvic for its ‘engagement’ agenda and then moved into full speed … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UNESCO Chair – GACER News – January 12, 2013

Friends,   Powerful social movements have emerged and continue to deepen and expand over the past several months. In India the movement against violence against women and for a new relationship between men and women has grown out of the … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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UNESCO Chair – GACER News – January 7

Greetings Friends and Colleagues,   Lots of Work Still To Do   European League of Research Universities recommendations for Europe’s Horizon 2020   Some of you will have seen the policy paper above written for the League of European Research … Continue reading

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