This opportunity, organised  by What Works Scotland and the Jam and Justice Action Research Co-operative (ARC) based in Greater Manchester, will offer a range of facilitated peer exchange and learning activities focused on our shared interests and approaches.

Our sister research programmes are funded as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Urban Transformations portfolio and share common interests and approaches, characterised by:

  • multi-stakeholder approach: welcoming diverse participation, bringing together different voices, experiences and expertise
  • commitment to social innovation: using our collective resources to address complex problems in our neighbourhoods and cities
  • generation and use of evidence to influence, shape and drive reform and change in how our cities are governed; experimentation and creativity
  • context of constitutional change and devolution of powers

The Jam and Justice Action Research Co-operative (ARC) is based in Greater Manchester and brings together activists, active citizens, practitioners and professionals with academic researchers to design and work together on a series of action research projects on issues from municipal energy provision to neurodiverse political participation and economic alternatives.

The ARC will join us in Glasgow from 29 to 31 May 2018 for a range of facilitated peer exchange and learning activities. A full programme with details about the sessions will follow in the next few weeks. When you register you will be asked which elements of the visit you would like to attend, including:

Tues 29 May

  • 13.30-17.00 Getting to know each others work, building relationships, sharing dilemmas and strategies
  • 18.00-20.00: Informal dinner at local restaurant

Wed 30 May

  • 09.00-11.30: Site visit to Pollokshields Trust
  • 12.00-16.00: Peer exchange starting with lunch
  • 18.00-20.00: Informal dinner at local restaurant

Thurs 31 May

  • 09.00-11.00: De-brief, reflection and future relationship with brunch

Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 13:30 – Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12 noon

Location: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow

Places are free but limited, please register on Eventbrite