Community-Based Research Canada
Research Canada’s (CBRC) mission is to be a national champion and facilitator
for community-based research (CBR) and campus-community engagement in Canada.
We envision vibrant Canadian communities enabled by CBR. We believe that CBR
can create socio-cultural, economic and environmental benefit for Canadians and
Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
GUNI - Global University network for Innovation
GUNI is composed of the UNESCO Chairs in Higher Education, higher education institutions, research centers and networks related to innovation and the social committment of higher education. 179 institutions from 68 countries are GUNI members. The mission of GUNI is to contribute to the strengthening of higher education’s role in society through the renewal and innovation of higher education main issues across the world under a vision of public service, relevance and social responsibility.
PASCAL International Observatory
PASCAL International Observatory (Place And Social Capital And Learning ) is a global alliance of researchers, policy analysts, decision makers and locally engaged practitioners from government, higher education, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector.
PASCAL has its origins in a major conference organised by the OECD in Melbourne in 2002 on the importance of learning cities and regions for regional development. PASCAL's focus is on the development and renewal of place. It gives special emphasis to the role of social capital and lifelong learning in these processes, considering how sustainable economic, social and cultural development can be achieved to the benefit of the communities concerned.
PASCAL works in collaboration with city and regional and leaders to design and implement development strategies that balance economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability and place learning at the center of urban and regional policy.
Cupp Network -The Community University Partnership Programme
The Cupp Network is a social networking space for those interested in
community university partnerships
GACER - Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research
The main objective of the Alliance is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information across continents and countries to enable interaction and collaboration to further the application and impact of community-based research for a sustainable just future for the people of the world.
UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
Based at the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), this Chair is co-directed by Dr. Budd L Hall and Dr. Rajesh Tandon. The UNESCO Chair supports North-South-South and South-South partnerships that build on and enhance the emerging consensus in knowledge democracy. It strengthens recent collaboration between the Higher Education section in UNESCO, the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Global Alliance on Community University Engagement and other regional and global networks. It co-creates new knowledge through partnerships among universities (academics), communities (civil society) and government (policy makers) leading to: new capacities; new solutions to pressing problems related to sustainability, social and economic disparities, cultural exclusion, mistrust and conflict; and awareness among policy makers; enhanced scholarship of engagement; and of social responsibility in Higher Education.
Talloires Networkgo to the website
The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.We work together to implement the recommendations of the Talloires Declaration and build a global movement of engaged universities.
Living Knowledge - The International Science Shop Network
Building Partnerships for Public Access to Research: Science Shops are not “shops” in the traditional sense of the word. They are small entities that carry out scientific research in a wide range of disciplines – usually free of charge and – on behalf of citizens and local civil society. The fact that Science shops respond to civil society’s needs for expertise and knowledge is a key element that distinguish them from other knowledge transfer mechanisms. Science Shops are often, but not always, linked to universities, where students conduct the research as part of their curriculum.
Public Engagement Network - NCCPE Public Engagement Network
The Public Engagement Network (PEN) is for people committed to public engagement with higher education, who want to share ideas, opportunities, experiences and problem solve together. In addition participants can advertise events, research and news that they think will be relevant to the group.
Anyone can join the Public Engagement Network by sending the following command: SUBSCRIBE NCCPE-PEN your forename surname to LISTSERV@JISCMail.ac.uk from the email address you want to subscribe from. If you join the network you will also be subscribed to our monthly newsletter.
UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities is an international policy-oriented network providing inspiration, know-how and best practice. Learning cities at all stages of development can benefit greatly from sharing ideas with other cities, as solutions for issues that arise as one learning city develops may already exist in other cities. The Network supports the achievement of all seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 4 (‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’) and SDG 11 (‘Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’). The UNESCO GNLC supports and improves the practice of lifelong learning in the world’s cities by promoting policy dialogue and peer learning among member cities; forging links; fostering partnerships; providing capacity development; and developing instruments to encourage and recognize progress made in building learning cities.