On January 30, the University of Groningen is organising an event to discuss the regional Research Agenda. Inhabitants of the earthquake region are invited to participate. The University has recently set up a research centre on earthquakes and sustainable development (KADO =Kenniscentrum Aardbevingen en Duurzame Ontwikkeling), which aims to tie earthquake research to social sustainability and regional development. Currently, the discussions on the earthquakes places too much emphasis on geology and the effects the earthquakes have on buildings. The Research Centre wishes also to emphasize the people aspect surrounding the earthquake matter.
The focus will be placed on regional development and the dilemmas it faces, on short-, mid- as well as long-term bases. That is why the University is preparing a prioritized list of topics, which will need to be addressed. The aim is to come up with a research agenda for the problems facing “above ground earthquake issues”. The University will provide an open platform in which inhabitants will have a large say in the matter.
Therefore, the University of Groningen is organising a Research Agenda KADO Consultation event* on Saturday, January 30. Inhabitants from within the earthquake region will be asked to come up with issues that need to be further addressed by professional knowledge institutions. There is only room for a maximum of 100 inhabitants. The participants will be able to discuss with one another in small groups, which will be led by professional discussion leaders. Also joining the discussions are other experts from various organisations related to the earthquake issue.
The Research Agenda KADO Consultation event will take place in Walsemaweer in Kantens. KADO highly values inhabitants’ opinions and views and therefore beverages, snacks and compensation will be offered. Moreover, it is possible to make use of professional childcare.
For more information and registration, please visit www.rug.nl/sustainablesociety
* The event is Dutch spoken
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