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CO-CREATE: Comprehensive Policy Brief to the EU Commission - A roadmap to decolonial Arctic research
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The CO-CREATE Consortium provides the EU Commission with a Comprehensive Policy Brief as an evidence-based roadmap for achieving decolonial innovation in the Arctic research landscape and mainstreaming co-created and collaborative Arctic research conducted in equal partnership by Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and rightsholders in 1) large-scale projects, 2) calls for projects, 3) proposal and project evaluation, and 4) in the implementation of the European Polar Research Program.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
At the international level, the rights of Indigenous Peoples have been receiving increasing legal recognition. Similarly, EU calls-for-proposals ask now for a ‘co-design approach’ in research (i.e. Horizon 2020). Arctic researchers are increasingly adopting decolonial research approaches. Yet mainstreaming decolonial research practices and initiatives that support indigenous sovereignty in the Arctic are often still lacking. It is exactly here, where theoretical and methodological ambition connected to the concept of co- creation will help to improve capacity among researchers and EU Commission in their efforts to mainstream decolonial research practices and policies.
WHEN ARE RESULTS COMMUNICATED?
The findings will be presented to the EU Commission and relevant stakeholders during the Comprehensive Policy Brief’s official launch event in Brussels in February 2023, which will be followed by the International Arctic Research Day.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
The CO-CREATE Consortium is composed of Indigenous rightsholders and researchers and non-Indigenous scientists from social sciences and natural sciences. They build on long-term experience in collaborative and co-creative Arctic research and lobbying:
Coordinator & Lead-Partner
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ & German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany
Elle Merete Omma
Anja Márjá Nystø Keskitalo
Jan Erik Henriksen
The Indigenous Voices (IVO) research group – Álgoálbmogii jienat, The Arctic University of Norway UiT
Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies IASS, Germany
Foundation for Siberian Cultures, Germany
University of Southern Bohemia, Centre for Polar Ecology, Czech Republic
University of Vienna & Austrian Polar Research Institute APRI
Francesca Brunner Alfani
Arctic Centre, University Groningen, The Netherlands
Jorrit van der Schot
University of Graz, Austrian Polar Research Institute APRI