How could farm-based social services support and promote health and well-being? This is the focus of the doctoral thesis “Nature-Based Interventions in Social Work: A Study of Farm-Based Social Services” by Jenny Höglund, who defended her doctoral thesis at Karlstad University earlier this summer.
Jenny Höglund has studied nature-based interventions aimed at supporting and developing the participants’ resources and health with focus on working life and independence.
A working method for highlighting different values of the forest has been developed within the project Ingoskog. The method is based on a further development of the Norwegian concept of landscape resource analysis and has attracted interest, most recently at a seminar with Region Värmland.
Nowadays, actors in the hospitality industry can be found online, which changes the conditions for how the industry communicates with visitors, the way marketing, travel planning and bookings take place, as well as the visitors’ experience on site. What new opportunities can new digital solutions offer the hospitality industry?
Margareta Dahlström, professor in human geography and director of CRS, is a board member of Reglab as of 1 January 2020.
Reglab is a meeting place for regions, authorities, researchers and others to deepen the knowledge of regional development issues. Reglab includes 21 regions, Vinnova, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.
There is a relatively large group of people from Germany and the Netherlands who have chosen to move to Scandinavia. There are several reasons behind the move from urban, densely populated areas in their home countries to the quiet countryside in middle of nowhere. Previous research has primarily described this as a desire to make a lifestyle change, from stressful urban life to the tranquillity of the countryside.
Digitalisation processes in traditional industries are the focus of the EU project DigiTeRRi. In collaboration with two regions in France and Austria, Värmland will contribute to increased digitalisation through RRI, Responsible Research and Innovation.
Digitalisation processes in traditional industries are the focus of the EU project DigiTeRRi.
Changing the region where you live means that life is reorganised in terms of housing, work, leisure and other aspects that affect everyday life. “Beyond the city life. Post-migration experiences of the everyday life for families with young children moving out from a metropolitan area” is a project focusing on the experiences of families who have moved from a metropolitan area to a smaller city or town.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe is an action-oriented network that mobilizes Nordic scientific and technological expertise to promote integrated approaches to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.
Its particular focus is on localizing the SDGs, teaching sustainable development and supporting their implementation, in particular through Solution Initiatives and Long-term Pathways.
… within the Research School on Sustainable Societal Transformation since 1 February this year. Why did you decide to do a PhD?
“Well, because I’m curious, I want to learn more, develop, and also contribute to developing the knowledge in social work as a field...
On Tuesday 3 March and Wednesday 4 March a group of researchers from the University of West England, University of Gloucestershire, Linköping University and Karlstad University got together in a workshop at Karlstad University, Sweden under the theme of transdisciplinary research in collaboration with actors outside Academia.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for the researchers to meet and share research as a source of learning and inspiration but
The Ingoskog project, about forest based green transition , would have had its closing conference in May. However, due to the spread of the corona virus, the conference is moved forward.
"We hope to be able to conduct the conference on 18-19 August and will decide this in mid-May. Then we will also see what forms the conference should have, says project manager Margareta Dahlström. The registration to the Conference will also reopen during May .
From regional development to region building and now social change. The Centre for Region Building (CRS) changes name to Centre for Research on Sustainable Societal Transformation and celebrates the ten-year anniversary of its graduate school. Research fields change with social change. CRS has developed a new research programme and a name change was called for.
”The former name – Centre for Region Building – was no longer relevant.
Majken Jul Sørensen, senior lecturer of sociology, has recently been appointed Director of the popular CRS graduate school together with Marie Nordfeldt, professor of social work.
Majken Jul Sørensen's research deals primarily with non-violent resistance and grassroot movements. Her interest in non-violent social movements, conflict change, as well as humour and political activism, centres, among other things, on human capacity to effect change from the bottom-up.
... you started last autum and aim for a doctorate in human geography. What is the topic of your thesis?
"I investigate the relationship between humans, animals and the environment – more specifically between humans, wolves and different spatial conditions.
How do we increase the pace of the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy? What are the driving forces and what do the challenges look like? Some are about innovation and new technological solutions, but equally important is to change rules and frameworks at the global, national and regional level. That people need to meet and exchange knowledge, experiences and build networks is a necessity.
Landless crofters, the subaltern, and those who lost their land in inheritance cases. In the poor houses, in the city slums. What did it mean not to own land and the vital rights that were connected to it? How could crofters influence their lives or their financial situations? How do we find these “invisible” workers who rented rooms in the cities?
… from the 1st of January, you are the new post doc at Centre for Regional Studies, CRS. What are your plans?
-I will be here for two years. My research is within the Academy for Smart Specialisation and the project Forests as resources and opportunities in regional development, as well as Innovation for green transition based on the forest as a resource.
What is your background?
- I grew up in the coffee region of Colombia, in the middle of the Andes.