Last week, RESISTIRÉ’s team gathered for the first time in person in Prague for a set of meetings wonderfully hosted by our colleagues from the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic!
On 19 May 2022 we organised a workshop on recommendations with external experts, followed by an internal workshop focusing on the project’s research agenda; the next day was RESISTIRÉ’s annual meeting.
CREATING RESISTIRÉ’s recommendations
Co-creation is a pillar of the RESISTIRÉ project. Based on the policy mapping, and the quantitative and qualitative indicators of inequalities gathered and analysed during RESISTIRÉ’s second research cycle, solutions were co-created in a set of four Open Studios focusing on gender-based violence and education.
In Prague, RESISTIRÉ consrotium partners as well as eight external experts representing policy-makers, researchers and members of civil society organisations, co-designed the project’s second set of policy recommendations on post-crisis recovery in areas related to gender-based violence, education, digital spaces, crisis management, and recovery plans, and more specifically:
- Inclusive, multi-actor crisis management;
- Addressing the problem of GBV in crisis management plans;
- Creating safe digital spaces;
- Education: Mitigating growing inequalities;
- Women’s perspective in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans;
- Striving for balance between economy and social justice: vulnerable groups in the NRRPs;
- Building more resilient educational systems: supporting teachers in mitigating the effects of crisis-related educational disruption.
The in-person meeting was extremely stimulating, and the input of external experts led to the development of new ideas which will be integrated in our second set of factsheets, to be issued by the end of June. Click here to read our first cycle factsheets.
DEFINING RESISTIRÉ’s research agenda
RESISTIRÉ‘s research agenda aims to identify knowledge gaps and formulate future research needs to understand, mitigate and eradicate inequalities produced by emergency policies. Based on the results from the second cycle, partners identified themes and questions to be investigated in the project’s third cycle.
The workshop was based on the world café format – a structured conversational process engaging collective intelligence in which participants discuss specific topics in small groups. Members from RESISTIRÉ’s 10 partner institutions were divided into five tables to reflect on the previous project cycle findings, analyse common threads, and identify knowledge gaps and topics of interest for the next cycle. This reflection led to a selection of suggested research themes relating to inclusive recovery, education, care, work, gender-based violence and intersectional data collection.
To better understand how individual and institutional resilience is built, an emphasis will be given to Better Stories from a gender+ perspective. What is the impact of Better Stories identified in the earlier stages of the project? What made a real difference for individuals? What can be learnt from these initiatives?
As the current context is shifting from a global pandemic to a more recent international conflict leading to a rise in energy prices, food shortages and a refugee crisis, it is crucial to identify how to achieve transformational change and build resilience in times of crisis and beyond.