Future addictions EU multi-sector research project game jam
Addictions professionals from the academia and clinical practice are usually the ones who identify research topics, generate research ideas and create research projects. Although participatory and collaborative approaches have been increasingly embraced both by research funding bodies and academic and clinical researchers, the stakeholders and targeted beneficiaries of the research are usually invited only for consultation and testing, and not necessarily in the early stages when research topics and needs are identified and research approaches and methods are created. These limitations in early involvement quite often result in a lack of interest, acceptance and uptake of the outcomes of research by the targeted beneficiaries.
The workshop will use a serious game format to encourage cross-sectoral and participatory design of future research ideas in addiction fields; and to guide teams in identifying research topics that are relevant from a European public health perspective, generating their basic research questions and ideating the overall approach of a possible research project. The workshop is directly linked to a previous conference session on European Research Priorities and Funding Opportunities (Thursday October 24, 13:20 – 14:50, Terrace Room, Futures Zone, Lisbon Addictions 2019). The aim of the workshop is to bring together representatives from academia, clinical practice, public administration, civil society and advocacy and the private economic sector (when meaningful and not counter to public health aims), and to think together of the future trends and needs of the European public health research in the addictions field. The research project ideas created by the groups of participants will be pitched to the representatives of the European Commission who will provide a short feedback from a European perspective, and three renowned international experts in addictions who will award the best research idea and approach. The workshop is organised as part of the EC co-funded project FuturiZe (http://www.lx-futurize.eu).
Places in the workshop are limited and registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/futurize-26821812555