What is CoAct?

As CoAct, we propose a new approach to face social global concerns related to mental health care, youth employment, environmental justice and gender equality by engaging citizens as co-researchers. Our approach represents a new understanding of the underexplored field of Citizen Social Science (CSS), understood here as participatory research co-designed and directly driven by citizen groups sharing a social concern.

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Global Perspectives Launch Event

Over the last three years, GIG acted as consortium partner of the Horizon 2020 project CoAct, which set out to develop a Citizen Social Science Approach. As one of our main responsibilities was to build a community, we made it one of our core...

Discourse on Decolonizing the Education System in South Sudan

By Andrew Anda Wöndu The formal educational system in South Sudan has its origins in the mid-nineteenth-century British colonial period. Christian missionaries set up mission schools to train natives for evangelization and recruitment into the...

Ethical standard setting in OCSS communities

Nurturing a shared understandings of concepts and opening up knowledge in cross-disciplinary research By Kersti R. Wissenbach Critical Making session during DOtS 19, Nakuru, Kenya On September 22, GIG hosted its final hangout addressing pressing...