Re-InVEST Seminar Two: Participation, Rights and Research


The Re-InVEST project is a four year project, launched in 2015, which aims to contribute to a more an EU that promotes solidarity and inclusion through an inclusive, powerful and effective social investment strategy. The project emerged from the ‘Alliances to Fight Poverty’, a network of civil society organizations, trade unions, policymakers and academics committed to a more inclusive Europe. Despite the fact that the EU launched a new Social Investment Package in 2013, much of the momentum of the desire for inclusive growth had been lost due to the impact of the economic crisis. Indeed, the austerity policies since the crisis not only disproportionately hit vulnerable groups, but have exacerbated the crisis and further destabilized European economies. The RE‐InVEST research project has looked at a number of dimensions of the impact of the crisis and subsequent austerity policies.

This seminar (the second of two dissemination seminars) will share working with the PACHRA methodologies employed during the RE‐InVEST project and provide a greater understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the RE‐InVESTproject.

09.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome & Introductions

10.05 Participation and Rights: Experience from ReInvest

Dr Mary Murphy, Maynooth University, Ireland

10.30 Capabilities, Crisis and Research

Co-researchers in the Reinvest project from Scotland, England and Ireland

11.30 Break

11.45 Tools and Practice: What works in participatory research

A practical session looking at practical tools for research

12:30 Final Panel: Participatory Research and Policy Change

Speakers from

Scottish Human Rights Commission TBC

Scottish Government TBC

Scottish Community Development Centre TBC

13:15 Lunch