CSSI Partnerships Conference 2022

For the next Cross-Sector Social Interactions Symposium in 2022 at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the proposed central topic is “Partnering for Resilience and Transformation”.

Event details

22 Jun - 24 Jun 2022
Wageningen University
Proposals welcome until May 31
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How do partnerships perform in times of crisis? Are they able to respond quickly enough, and to flexibly adjust course where necessary? What makes partnerships resilient? What makes partnerships transformative? These are pertinent questions that have been catapulted to the top of the agenda and require our attention as a scholarly community.

Responding to a crisis is a crucial first step for building resilience of the collaboration and involved partners. Being resilient may also be the steppingstone towards rebuilding a brighter future. Bouncing back to the old situation, with its associated vulnerabilities, is not necessarily the best approach. Reconciling resilience and transformation is a major challenge both in practice and in the theoretical debate. How can partnerships facing crises or disturbances contribute to the transformations necessary for a more sustainable future? Do partnerships provide transformative capacity for in-depth change? We hope that inquiring into partnering processes with resilience and transformation as lenses will result in inspiring scholarship that is both theoretically innovative and practically useful.

Call for panels

As part of the CSSI 2022 conference, we now cordially invite researchers, practitioners, social innovators and transdisciplinary change-makers to submit Panel Proposals that speak to this general theme, or to partnerships and cross-sector social interactions more generally. This will enable you to gather a set of like-minded academics, practitioners and organizations on a topic or theme of shared interest.

More information on how to submit a Panel Proposal