Why this Guide?
This Guide is intended for:
Researchers considering or planning to engage in fair and equal
towards a common goal
Partnership arrangements striving for innovative research and a a fruitful learning culture, both based on mutual trust and responsibility
Funding agencies designing programmes for effective intercultural research collaboration
Policymakers aiming at establishing an enabling environment for effective research collaborations
Development organisations encouraging contextualisation of scientific knowledge through facilitation and brokering
International organisations dealing with knowledge-based solutions to global challenges
Transboundary and intercultural research in partnership
is a continuous process of sound knowledge
generation, building mutual trust, mutual learning
and shared ownership.
The KFPE’s 11 principles underscore this process.
However, there are many types of research in partnership;
these have different requirements in terms of
interaction, communication, and mutuality. In other
words, the principles may have to be applied selectively
depending on the partnership.
The 7 fundamental questions on transboundary
research partnerships point to factors that hinder or
enable partnerships in different contexts; they are
designed to help readers better understand the nature
and type of a given partnership.
In addition, the 7 key questions are meant to trigger
a debate on how to organise transboundary research
collaboration in an effective manner, and on how
best to translate scientific knowledge into benefits