Action Research Summer Camp
Participatory and community-based forms of social problem analysis are core elements of empowerment and change “from below” around the globe. Related processes and methodologies have proven effective in fighting social inequalities and finding useful and sustainable solutions leading towards progressive social transformation.
The summer school with a one-week in-person meeting in mid-June in the Austrian Alps invites students, activists, academics, unionists, community workers, members of non-government organizations and governmental entities alike to build a community of practice in Participatory Action Research. Together with our social partner in Innsbruck, the Waldhüttl community project, we learn about and reflect on participatory problem analysis and political action.
Starting from the summer of 2024, Suttneruni will collaborate with European higher education institutions to co-organize this Summer School. This international short course presents an excellent opportunity for students and staff from our partners to participate, with the added advantage of receiving ERASMUS+ financial support to attend this Blended Intensive Programme, BIP CAMP for short. Furthermore, we continue to encourage applications from individuals worldwide, especially those from the Global South, marginalized groups, and minorities.
|Duration:||1 in-person week plus 4 preparatory virtual meetings|
Microcredential with Certificate of Attendance
Additionally for students from partner institutions: Transcript of Records
|ECTS:||6 credits (equivalent to 150-180 hours of work)|
|Form:||Short Course / Summer School / ERASMUS+ Blended Intensive Programme|
|Group size:||25 to 30 participants|
For students and staff from ERASMUS+ partner universities: no course fee. Booking of catering (€ 165) is recommended. Simple accommodation available for € 135.
For independent applicants and members of Suttneruni: € 400 (all inclusive), plus student union fee (€ 22.70)
|Date:||June 16 to 23, 2024|
|Application period:||September 15 to November 15, 2023|
Why should you take part in the Action Research Summer Camp?
- Goal-oriented: Our teaching and learning activities center around your development interests, previous experience and project ideas.
- Student responsibility: We actively involve you in identifying expectations and planning activities.
- Teaching through real social projects: For one week, we turn a grassroots organization into a place for learning.
- Active learning: We build a community of practice and celebrate life.
- Our goal is inclusion: Costs are generally kept low. We encourage participation from the Global South and minorities.