April 5, 2011 by admin
In the context of the Action Research Network project, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) convened a networking, learning and collaboration forum (NLF) in March 2011.
The forum brought together researchers from the APC community and strategic partners, who had the opportunity of presenting results, learning about critical issues for research and action, discussing research methodologies and defining new strategies to effectively communicate research results.
The main objectives of the forum were to:
- Build a common understanding of what an open, fair and sustainable internet means to us
- Look back as activists and advocates on what we have achieved in the last two years
- Learn from one another, share skills and strategies among APC members, partners, research networks and project teams
- Plan and collaborate for an open, fair and sustainable internet.
The NLF discussions were structured in six thematic clusters, related to some of APC’s strategic priorities for the period 2009-12.
Throughout the three days of the event, the NLF participants engaged in discussions in small groups as well as in plenary sessions. From these discussions, several challenges and opportunities were highlighted in each of the thematic areas and initiatives for future collaborations were identified.