This panel discussion features presentations by four scholars who have published in the recent Policy Forum in the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities on SDG localisation. The discussion will challenge the traditional “top-down” dichotomy in implementing the SDGs, highlighting that to fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is essential to translate the SDGs into national and local policy initiatives. The incorporation of participatory approaches in this process is vital in ensuring collective action and democratic participation. The authors highlight how participatory approaches have been utilised in implementing the SDGs in a local context.HDCA Webinar 2022 Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Participatory Methods Sustainable Human Development European Network HDCA Videos
The HDCA European Network aims to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners interested in the capability approach and human development and who are working on, or in, Europe. The network supports communication and dialogue across its membership, as well as encouraging connections with fellow Regional Networks, by creating a space to develop online and in person meetings, conferences and learning events and sharing relevant updates and information. We welcome new members and encourage individuals to contact the coordinators to share their updates and to discuss possible events and activities they wish to develop.
Activities taking place within this regional network include webinars related to research, policy and practice; occasional workshops on topics of interest to members and meetings and social events at the annual HDCA conference.
Marta Truco Calbet – European Commission DG Research and Innovation
Michele Capriati – University of Bari
Andrea Ferrannini – ARCO (Action Research for Co-Development)
Mario Biggeri – University of Florence, ARCO (Action Research for Co-Development) and HDCA Joint European Regional Network Coordinator
Caroline Hart, PhD – University of Sheffield, HDCA Co-Education Officer, and HDCA Joint European Regional Network Coordinator
This webinar discusses to what extent and how R&I policy in the post-COVID scenario can represent a leverage for transformative change by empowering individuals and communities to meet social needs and address the issues of sustainable and inclusive societies. In particular, it provides theoretical arguments and policy recommendations to design a roadmap for a new approach on R&I policies at European level, in order to contribute to transforming the EU into a fair and prosperous society and put its economy on a more sustainable and inclusive path.HDCA Webinar 2021 European Network HDCA Videos
Federico Ciani, Phd – University of Florence and ARCO (Action Research for Co-Development)
Prof. Rune Halvorsen – Oslo Metropolitan University
Prof. Jean-Michel Bonvin – Université de Genève
CHAIR: Prof. Mario Biggeri – University of Florence and ARCO (Action Research for Co-Development; Co-ERN Coordinator)
CONVENOR: Caroline Hart, PhD – University of Sheffield (HDCA Co-Education Officer; Co-ERN Coordinator)