Case studies

A deeper investigation of CAIs will be achieved through a number of selected comparative and participatory case studies in Europe. This will provide a crucial contextual background and robust knowledge of CAIs development

What we do

COMETS aims to provide contextual background for engagement of CAIs through understanding the unique historical factors, incentive structures and key actors by investigating comparative and participatory case studies. 30 comparative case studies (5 for each selected country) and 6 participatory case studies (1 for each selected country) will be carried out.

Different levels of engagement are planned to enable the co-production of knowledge in these case studies:

  • Comparative case studies: a group composed of representatives from five involved CAIs, national partners and other local stakeholders will form “National Research Teams”. These teams will engage closely with the five CAIs during field excursions.  The goal is to develop a joint understanding about the development of these CAIs (i.e. obstacles, enabling factors and mechanisms that led to the current situation).
  • Participatory case studies: CAI members will actively engage in the designing and the conducting of research activities. The goal is to identify the potential for intensifying and/or broadening activities in the future through the joint exploration of scenarios and roadmaps. In addition, to enhance the scenarios and roadmaps for CAIs, a few selected examples of particularly innovative CAIs from across the world will be explored. COMETS will call these frontier case studies.

Ultimate outcomes to be produced

  • Report on comparative case studies: COMETS will develop a summary report merging six national reports on comparative case studies.
  • Report on participatory case studies: COMETS will highlight an effective engagement strategy to be used for scenarios and roadmaps building.

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