Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Joint Master meetup

9 Mar 2019 00:00 | Communication

AUAS hosted a U!REKA meetup on 7-8 March focused on deepening discussions around a central theme for a potential joint Master’s programme: Collaborative Governance & Urban Commons.

Developing joint Master’s degrees is one of the key aims of the U!REKA consortium. To facilitate this, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences hosted a meetup on 7-8 March. The purpose of this gathering was to strengthen relationships and to deepen the discussions around a central theme for a potential joint Master’s programme: Collaborative Governance & Urban Commons.

A relevant shared theme

During the 2018 U!REKA conference in Frankfurt, the consortium partners concluded that the cities of Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Ghent, and Helsinki are all experiencing a shift in the playing field between their local governments, markets and citizens. Civic engagement is a topic on all the municipal agendas. Universities of applied sciences can play an important role in initiating, facilitating, monitoring and researching participatory developments and emerging governance models related to this.

Urban commoning is one approach to deal with this transition and to explore the possibilities of collective action and shared ownership. Do you want to find out more about this topic?

This video from Utrecht University offers a good explanation. 

 

Meetup programme

The AUAS hosted this U!REKA meetup, inviting local experts, academia and professionals from Amsterdam to share their experience and expertise. On Thursday afternoon (7 March) the programme included three brief introductions from the perspective of the Municipality of Amsterdam, The European Commons Network and the AUAS. On Friday (8 March) participants visited a collaborative governance initiative in Amsterdam New West, followed by afternoon discussions on the next steps forward in realising the consortium's ambition to develop a joint Master’s degree on this topic. 

For more information, please contact the joint Master’s programme coordinator, Sandra Bos.