12 April 2018
Budapest – ESI at CEU workshop on action research, effective writing, and advocacy
Photo: ESI
Photo: ESI

ESI's Gerald Knaus, Kristof Bender, Adnan Cerimagic and former ESI analyst Besa Shahini (now deputy education minister of Albania) led a two-day workshop ("Action Research, Effective Writing, and Advocacy 2018") organised by the Central European University in Budapest. They conducted practice-oriented modules and shared their experiences from more than 15 years of think tank work.

Issues covered were:

  • Introduction “Writing for Impact” - put the reader first
  • Empirical case studies (Montenegro) - how to show reality to change policy
  • Writing about institutions (corruption in the Council of Europe) 
  • Transforming the education debate in Kosovo - how to integrate research and advocacy
  • Basic writing tools - how to build sentences and paragraphs that work 
  • Break out groups - forming teams for feedback on drafts 
  • Brainstorming session (Kosovo education research) - how to design research for impact
  • Presentation tools - how to persuade - the power of repetition

Gerald, Kristof, Adnan, and Besa talked about the background story – how to research, write and advocate for change – using different case studies from our work in recent years:

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Kristof Bender, Gerald Knaus, Adnan Cerimagic, and Besa Shahini. Photo: ESI
Kristof Bender, Gerald Knaus, Adnan Cerimagic, and Besa Shahini. Photo: ESI
Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI
Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI
Besa Shahini. Photo: ESI
Besa Shahini. Photo: ESI
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