PLATFORM

PLATFORM aims to develop cooperation tools and an infrastructure that will help to integrate the trans-disciplinary and international knowledge that is often necessary for project success.

P L A T F O R M

for development of multi-national projects in education and research

PLATFORM project


The Swedish Institute (SI) has funded our pilot project to develop tools and networking infrastructure for international cooperation.

Contact person: Rod Stevens, [email protected] tel: 46-709892750
Website:https://kermitcooperation.wixsite.com/platform

Overview

The system perspective of this conceptual modeling is important for understanding the complexity and for identifying the feasible steps to improve scenario predictions and decision support.

Although the focus of the SI program is on countries in the “European Eastern Partnership” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine), we expect to include other partners with interest for developing cooperation. In addition to Univ. Gothenburg (Sweden; coordinating) the initial PLATFORM consortium included Khazar Univ. (Azerbaijan), Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia), and SWS Scholarly Society (Austria).

The main activities are:

  • a web-based training course in case-study methods
  • a hybrid workshop focused on methodology
  • a hybrid workshop with examples of the case-studies from PLATFORM cooperation
  • project initiatives for continued international cooperation, both in educational and research contexts

We do not begin with building project consortia for specific case studies because we believe the tools for integrating the correct expertise with the relevant stakeholders is essential for addressing complex issues and providing decision support.

Participants In PLATFORM will hopefully come away with both tools and networks for this process of project initiation. Specific case studies (depending upon partner interests) will become increasingly in focus once the methods have been introduced. The initiation and development of the case-study groups project activities will illustrate the PLATFORM methodology for new project development.

We welcome everyone who wants to enjoy the magical symbiosis of all fields of Science! Become our partner, enrich your research experience and reap the benefits of extensive cooperation with distinguished scientists from all around the world.

  • HOFBURG Congress Centre

    Vienna, Austria
  • HOFBURG Congress Centre

    Vienna, Austria
  • Schloss Schönbrunn

    Vienna, Austria
  • Schloss Schönbrunn

    Vienna, Austria
  • Palais Niederösterreich

    Vienna, Austria
  • Palais Niederösterreich

    Vienna, Austria
    SWS Vienna Extended Session
  • Auditorium al Duomo

    Florence, Italy
  • Auditorium al Duomo

    Florence, Italy
  • Paradise Blue - Maritim

    Albena, Bulgaria
  • Paradise Blue - Maritim

    Albena, Bulgaria
  • Palazzo Borghese Firenze

    Florence, Italy
  • Palazzo Borghese Firenze

    Florence, Italy

Latest Projects, Books, Workshops...

  • PLATFORM Multi-national network infrastructure

    In partnership with the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the SWS Scholarly Society, we introduce you the PLATFORM consortium. The system perspective of this conceptual modeling is important for understanding the complexity and for identifying the feasible steps to improve scenario predictions and decision support.
    Multinational Network Infrastructure
  • Thrive305 Project

    Through this digital platform, Miami artist Xavier Cortada asks you to join him in creating an art piece that captures and shares our collective voices. The artist will incorporate the words participants upload online into the Thrive305 collaborative digital message mural that Mayor Levine Cava will unveil on April 17th at the closing of Thrive305 Civic Week.
    Public Art Project
  • ECPE EU Project

    Publishing the second ECPE book, focused on the issues concerning barriers and obstacles to the phenomenon of prosumerism and self-production and self- consumption of energy. The studies analyze the legal form an energy community could cover inside the national framework, comparing the experiences of different countries both within the EU, both outside Europe /Prof. Lucia Rugerri, Italy
    EU ECPE Project on Prosumerism
  • The Underwater HOA project

    A participatory public art project by environmental artist Prof. Xavier Cortada, University of Miami School of Law. The project aims to generate awareness on rising sea levels, and engage Floridians to take action against climate change by providing a space where homeowners can address its impending impacts.
    Public Art Project on Climate Change
  • Modeling for Project Collaboration

    Conceptual Case-Study: web-based course utilizes conceptual modelling tools to promote system understanding when dealing with complex issues, such as societal resource management where multiple disciplines, stakeholders and processes are involved. It aims to help initiate projects and bring together the actors that can jointly develop strategies for problem definition, appropriate methodology and project opportunities.
    Conceptual Case-Study
  • Dear Earth, I Love You

    "Dear Earth, I love you so, so much. One day, like so many people this past month, I will give you my last breath. But in the meantime, I promise to continue to do everything I can to keep us both alive and thriving." by Chantal Bilodeau - a renown playwright and translator, a pioneer in the sphere of eco theater, called one of "trailblazers who are changing the climate conversation".
    Public Art Project on Climate Change
  • Florida is... Nature

    To commemorate this year's anniversary - Florida 200th, Cortada is continuing his ongoing project "Florida is... Nature", which encourages participants to depict Florida's natural beauty as they find better ways to coexist with nature. The project aims to encourage state-wide audiences to care for Florida's ecosystems.
    Public Eco-Art Project