We focus especially on four key dimensions that we consider of particular importance for the methodological development of the research forum as a communicative foundation for co-created CSS research: (1) opening up spaces for social encounters, (2) establishing communicative practices, (3) initiating a process of social self-clarification, and (4) developing (counter-)public discourses.
All research stakeholders.
The forum begins by a warm-up and introductions. This is followed by the presentation of the programme and the theme focus of the day. This theme is to be decided by the group in a previous session. Next, group members discuss and evaluate the homework carried out between the workshops. This is followed by a core discussion session on the respective topic implementing various methods from research. After a sufficiently long lunch break allowing time and space for informal socialising, the afternoon session is a time to share visions and initial ideas on how to implement concrete actions, steps and methods around the focus issue. The closing session is a summary on the workshop process and content. The topic and the homework for the following workshop are also discussed in the closing session. This is also a time to request feedback from co-researchers on the forum tool.
The entire workshop is audio-recorded. In addition, to document the group process and the work materials, video recordings are made and photos are taken.