Rural Animal & Plant Health: Bridging the Gap Between Research & Policy Through Co-production

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The session will seek to explore how innovative approaches can help to bridge the gap between research and policy in the broad area of rural animal and plant health.

Papers are invited which seek to investigate the role of increased stakeholder participation and engagement through approaches such as Citizen Science and Open Policy Making. Comment will be welcomed on the validity of co-designing government policy and the potential roles of various stakeholders. The session also aims to explore the methods that most effectively lead to comprehensive participation and engagement and will address how such approaches can be best deployed to usefully inform the development of robust policy.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is 7th February 2014

Please send abstracts up to a maximum of 250 words and proposed titles (clearly stating name, institution, and contact details) to Rhiannon Fisher Rhiannon.Fisher@rau.ac.uk