AHRC Creative Communities at UPEN Annual Conference 2023

Dr Andy Robson, Senior Impact Fellow for Creative Communities, will attend the forthcoming Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) yearly gathering in Birmingham on behalf of the programme.

This year’s conference is themed around the Future of Knowledge Mobilisation and will feature a series of talks, workshops and policy interventions from a broad research and engagement community. A full agenda will be made available by the hosts before the event.

Dr Andy Robson from Creative Communities is due to attend this event ahead of our phase two policy activities, including cross-nation and cross-sector policy labs. The Creative Communities team will work with external stakeholders and the five forthcoming Community Innovation Practitioners to facilitate new thinking around possible policy solutions that could be put in place to support the growth and capture the value of Creative Communities. The policy labs will mobilise co-creation methods of policy formation meaning that the recommendations can be co-authored, valued and owned, and will offer new knowledge that can be practically contribute to the strategic development of policy planning across sectors.

UPEN is a community of UK universities committed to increasing the impact of research on policy. They offer a dedicated contact point for policymakers, and a collective response to requests for evidence. They also organise knowledge exchange events with government, parliament, devolved bodies, and identifies mechanisms to take forward specific projects, as well as championing best practice amongst universities in policy engagement activities.

You can stay up to date with programme activities and events across our news pages, and find out more about the team on their profiles.


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