Priorities for the ‘New Normal’
Priorities for the ‘New Normal’: Lessons learned from Academic and Third Sector Lockdown Research
TSRF is delighted to be working with Policy Scotland in 2020 to deliver this free web event.
Overview: There has been a flurry of research activity in both the academic and third sector during the COVID-10 lockdown period to understand the ways in which this crisis has exacerbated previous challenges and created new ones. Many third sector organisations have adapted their service delivery, evidence gathering and evaluation processes to capture and disseminate timely information about their clients and communities to the public and to policymakers. Academic research has also responded by mobilising teams to gather new evidence.
At the heart of these activities has been the experiences and voices of people, communities and service providers facing these challenges head on. As we move out of the lockdown phase and into a recovery, or ‘the new normal’, it is vital that these voices stay central to any future decisions taken by policymakers and practitioners. In this seminar we will bring together academics and third sector organisations who have gathered evidence in the lockdown period to share and reflect on their findings, with an aim to develop key recommendations for all levels of government in the next phase.
We are planning to hold the seminar via Zoom the week commencing 3rd August. Booking will be through Eventbrite.
This two hour seminar will share findings, reflections and recommendations from three academic research teams and three third sector organisations who have carried out research in the lockdown period. The seminar will also have two small group discussion periods so that other participants from the third sector and academia can share their research findings with others. Both the small and large groups will also work together to create recommendations for local authority and/or national government in the ‘new normal’, with a focus on ways to embed the voices of communities in programmes and processes.
As soon as we have more information we will post on this page.
Please note: The webevent above replaces the event 'Why Work Together?: Lessons from academic and third sector collaborations' originally scheduled for 6 April which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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