Brainstorming for the call: Behavioural, social and cultural change for the Green Deal

Continuing the discussion from Green Deal Call: selected topics for Edgeryders:

The funding call is here. Deadline: 26 January 2021.

Proposal Structure

From what I can tell from the call, the ideal would be to have:

a series of comparative ethnographic studies not unlike the “deep stories” in PARTENAIRE. EDGE working with universities like UniAalborg and communities like Blivande. Initial fieldsite ideas: Sweden, Italy for sure, and Denmark if Aalborg is participating. Then potentially: Poland or Hungary, Belgium or Netherlands, Greece or France. My goal would be to create double comparatives: 2 field sites per country and then cross-country comparisons.
+
SSNA/network science (EDGE and UniBordeaux)
+
government partnerships (Milano? any government entities we have worked for before? Partners from PARTENAIRE?)
+
Large participatory online conversation on topics like the future of work (EDGE ala Nadia) with “transdisciplinary networks of experts, researchers, practitioners and relevant civil society organisations on behavioural, social and cultural change”
+
some experimental element, perhaps a partner doing experimental psychology, to study the behavioural change element. Reading more about CKIC, seems like the experiments in long-termism could definitely fit the bill here.

This last bit is the most up in the air for me, but an experimental element seems to be something they are interested in, could strengthen the proposal, and could be interesting in general.

Distribution of Labour

I can frame the series of ethnographic studies and find academic partners (with @anders, if he’s interested). And talk about the community connects with @hugi.

I can also work with @alberto and @melancon to write the SSNA parts of the proposal, as this is pretty standard for us and we have a good model from PARTENAIRE.

I can work with @nadia and @MariaEuler to frame the large online conversation proposals.

I will need help with the government partnerships, primarily.

And as for experimental psychology, it’s new terrain for all of us so I can do some exploring! @alberto might have fun dreaming that one up with me. Maybe actually we could do SciFi Economics style experimentation…

Priority questions for Monday’s call

(@alberto @martin @IvanC):

  1. How to think about interfacing with existing partners from projects like PARTENAIRE – what they do, who might be good to get involved with on this one.
  2. How to incorporate government partnerships.
  3. The nuts and bolts of writing this thing – anything I need to know in terms of big-picture coordination.
3 Likes

I agree. That makes us very strong, as we can rightfully claim we are anthro researchers, and we also have this digital/scalable spin. With the right consortium, we could well win this. Maybe one to develop with @akmunk, and maybe @melancon too.

Tomorrow might be too tight for a brainstorming call. Next week maybe? Can I ask @IvanC to take the lead in organizing the meeting?

3 Likes

Next week is better for me, too.

Just checking on who has to join: @alberto @amelia, @hugi, @marina and @martin, @akmunk and @melancon too?

That would be my suggestion, but I would like to hear @amelia’s opinion. My reasoning is this: this is an anthro call. We build a consortium heavily characterized by anthro + network science + “unusual suspects”, and see if it has any chances. Anders and Guy are our trusted partners in this area. But maybe we want to brainstorm a bit internally first?

3 Likes

Don’t forget Marco

Our resident walking encyclopedia

Seeing him today :slight_smile:

Sounds great.

But yes, I’d like an internal call to talk basics — just with @alberto, @marina and @martin?

I’m back on the 2/11, but feel free to do it next week without me, I’ll catch up!

Monday 26 at 10.00? Marina is excused. @IvanC should be there IMHO. After that, with @nadia we could get the Linkedin message going.

3 Likes

Works for me! I just had a great call with Flora (http://www.florabartlett.com/about), the colleague I mentioned:

She’s on board to help me with the climate change anthropology part of the grant writing and to propose the Sweden part of the ethnographic studies. We have some ideas about how to frame the comparative ethnographic studies around the proposal and will work on the concept note after our (alberto + martin + Ivan) meeting on Monday.

From what I can tell from the call, the ideal would be to have:

a series of comparative ethnographic studies (not unlike the “deep stories” in PARTENAIRE, EDGE working with universities like UniAalborg and communities like Blivande. Initial fieldsite ideas: Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Greece [potentially replace with southern France])
+
SSNA/network science (EDGE and UniBordeaux)
+
government partnerships (Milano? We can think through this)
+
Large online conversation on topics like the future of work (EDGE ala Nadia) with “transdisciplinary networks of experts, researchers, practitioners and relevant civil society organisations on behavioural, social and cultural change”
+
some experimental element, perhaps a partner doing experimental psychology, to study the behavioural change element.

This last bit is the most up in the air for me, and could be cut, but an experimental element seems to be something they are interested in, could strengthen the proposal, and could be interesting in general.

3 Likes

Great that this is advancing fast :slight_smile: when you’re ready, start the new dedicated thread for this call, like this one, so we use it for coordination.

1 Like

I can frame the series of ethnographic studies and find academic partners (with @anders, if he’s interested). And talk about the community connects with @hugi.

I can also work with @alberto and @melancon to write the SSNA parts of the proposal, as this is pretty standard for us and we have a good model from PARTENAIRE.

I can work with @nadia and @MariaEuler to frame the large online conversation proposals.

I will need help with the government partnerships, primarily.

And as for experimental psychology, it’s new terrain for all of us so I can do some exploring! @alberto might have fun dreaming that one up with me. Maybe actually we could do SciFi Economics style experimentation…

So priority questions for Monday’s call (@alberto @martin @IvanC):

  1. How to think about interfacing with existing partners from projects like PARTENAIRE – what they do, who might be good to get involved with on this one.
  2. How to incorporate government partnerships.
  3. The nuts and bolts of writing this thing – anything I need to know in terms of big-picture coordination.

Merci :slight_smile:

2 Likes

@chiara.certoma, what do you think about this call? I think a geographer perspective could be very interesting, if you have anyone in mind to do an ethnographic study in Italy.

Yes, thank @amelia.
Can you let me have the concept note so I can better grasp the overall idea and see how and where the geographic perspective can better help, and also what kind of ethnographic study you have in mind (sorry, just stepped into the discussion…). By the way: you mentioned Milan for any particular reason or will you be open to other cities?

Hi Chiara! Concept note will come in the next week or so :slight_smile: This is the call itself.

Not at all married to Milan, that was just a thought based upon a previous project. Completely open city-wise.

The general idea is to have ethnographic researchers (so, anthropologists or human geographers) working on ethnographic studies of attitudes towards climate change and communities working on different kinds of climate change/environmental activities in comparative field sites. Given that the call asks for a wide spread of European countries, and that this is highly related to the work you do, I thought you might have some ideas about how to frame the Italy part of the comparative ethnographic study – where in Italy, with what communities, and anyone who might be interested in participating in that part of the proposal (including yourself).

For example, in Sweden the plan might be to do 2 sites: one with a rural community in Northern Sweden who have negative attitudes toward bureaucratic notions of climate change, but who have highly sustainable environmentalist practices, and who are made up of mostly older people. The other fieldsite is a young community of makers and environmentalists co-working in Stockholm.

You could imagine a similar kind of study in Italy, potentially.

1 Like

Heads up @noemi can we move our conversation about event contents till afternoon?

1 Like