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Work Package 6 as presented for the CONVERGE projects's kick off meeting in Budapest, September, 2009 (http://www.convergeproject.org)

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Work Package 6

  1. 1. WP6: Case studies illustrating Contraction and Convergence Edina Vadovics, Simon Milton, Kristóf Vadovics
  2. 2. The aims of WP6 <ul><li>Research aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To collect and study examples of C+C from different countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To analyse examples and learn (common) success features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To communicate results to academic and policy-making audience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To show what C+C means in practice and real life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To prove that C+C is in fact happening in various forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To disseminate examples of good practice and provide inspiration for others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deliverables: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>methodology and cases list , D6/1,2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>case study collection with analysis (more academic version), D6/4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recommendations for policy-makers , D6/3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>illustrated case study collection (light version) , downloadable book , D6/4 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Resources available for WP6 <ul><li>Altogether: 35.5 man-months </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Out of this: 20 for GD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most partners are participating : </li></ul>
  4. 4. Timing of tasks in WP6 <ul><li>Some contradictions in DoW: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Btwn tables B.1.3.3 and B.1.3.4 (end date of WP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our assumption: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start date: month3 – End date: month42 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preliminary timing of tasks: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Suggested involvement in tasks
  6. 6. Case studies example: EMUDE project <ul><li>EMUDE: </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging User Demands for Sustainable Solutions (FP6) </li></ul><ul><li>Template… EMUDEtemp </li></ul><ul><li>Case study book… CreativeCommunities </li></ul>
  7. 7. Perceived challenges… <ul><li>What exactly are we studying…? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities – how do we define a community? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In DoW: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>„… communities of different sizes (beginning from initiatives by small groups of people through actions by whole settlements and regions to more global cases) making progress towards contraction and convergence in different parts of the world …” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To what extent should cases be comparable? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic communities, companies, municipalities, etc. are each very different… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can we connect WP5 and WP6? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce the workload this way… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perhaps have a common case collection template… (even though WP5 probably requires more active/direct research while WP6 is probably more desk-based) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Discussion, small group task <ul><li>In country groups, brainstorm a list of 3-5 that you could include in the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Why would you include these and not others? </li></ul>

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