Co-creative governance expands scope for action
Lead research teams and project consortia collaboratively and strategically
Co-creative governance is always important where solutions to complex problems need to be supported by many different actors. These are often (international) partners from different disciplines and academic traditions, but also participants from public administration, industry and civil society. Each of them is involved in structures and decision-making logics whose goals are often very different and seem incompatible.
Co-creative governance involves the iterative exchange of heterogeneous knowledge from different perspectives, motives and interests of the actors involved, beyond hierarchies. New interfaces and common visions emerge. It is not uncommon for the scope for action and solutions to be significantly expanded through co-creative governance!
Do you lead (research) teams or project consortia? Are you part of a university management team or do you work on scientific or social transformation processes? Do you decide (with your project partners) on the implementation of socially relevant innovations?
Then co-creative governance could be an interesting concept for you!