Primary operators in preventive work against racist and violent milieus are municipalities. As such, these are natural partners for the institute. Twenty-seven municipalities are currently (2015-11-16) part of the Segerstedt Institute’s network. In addition to the municipalities, the institute also collaborates with additional authorities and non-governmental organizations. Through this variety of collaborations, the institute is able to collect the questions raised by operators and adjust its research in order to be relevant for operators working in the field. The Segerstedt Institute also collaborates with other national and international universities.
Examples of collaboration
- The institute supports municipalities in developing and implementing strategies that counter violent groups and milieus. It also guides employees of the municipalities who do, or intend to do, preventive work aimed at children and the young, utilizing experiences drawn from 20 years of work with Toleransprojeketet in Kungälv.
- The Segerstedt Institute organizes a monthly seminar series in which researchers from all over the world are invited to the University of Gothenburg to present their research and disciplinary standpoint and to analyze the field of interest of the institute. Each occasion consists of two seminars: one open seminar in which researchers, politicians, other interested parties and the public are welcome to participate and another seminar open to professionals working in the field and with a practical orientation.
- The Segerstedt Institute facilitates a network of practitioners. In this network, professionals working with issues regarding violence and racism are given opportunity to meet, discuss and analyze questions central to the field. The network will develop further during 2016.
- The institute collaborates with municipalities, non-governmental organizations, authorities and other interested parties in evaluating, planning and implementing future and existing work.
Is your organization interested in collaborating with the Segerstedt Institute? Contact project coordinator Robin Andersson (firstname.lastname@example.org).