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Core Activities

The Knowledge Platform has 3 core tasks: 

  • Collecting, collating and interpreting knowledge.

  • Creating an overview of knowledge gaps.

  • Sharing knowledge and publishing results.

Various activities contribute to the fulfilment of these core tasks. 


Compiling a knowledge overview 

We carry out knowledge overviews which provide an accessible overview of the current state of knowledge concerning the social consequences of gas extraction and earthquakes in Groningen. 


Drawing up a research agenda

Based on the knowledge overview and consultations with stakeholders, a research agenda supported by the network, and containing research questions, is drawn up every year. The research questions may relate to observed knowledge gaps, to recommendations on the development of compatibility between knowledge and practice, or to recommendations to develop a new approach using knowledge. This research agenda provides authorities and organisations with the tools to guide and stimulate research on urgent issues concerning the social consequences of gas production and earthquakes in Groningen.

Organising (online) knowledge meetings

By periodically organising public meetings on topics from the knowledge agenda we assemble researchers, residents, professionals, entrepreneurs and administrators who are involved in generating research and knowledge related to the main themes of the Knowledge Platform. We do this, for example, in the form of a knowledge café, where knowledge is shared in an informal setting with the opportunity to network, or in the form of an online webinar. 


Organising a knowledge congres

Every year we organise a public conference, accessible to a wide audience, from residents to experts. Both existing and new knowledge about the Groningen gas extraction dossier is shared. We organise this conference in cooperation with the Knowledge Platform Building.


Knowledge desk

In addition to actively organising the pooling and transfer of knowledge, the Knowledge Platform is also accessible for stakeholders to answer questions upon request. The Knowledge Platform acts as a knowledge desk within the network. Various activities for the Knowledge Platform fit within this function.

  • The Knowledge Platform is available for consultation for all actors within the network.

  • We give lectures upon request, for example to present the results of the knowledge overview.

  • The Knowledge Platform organises critical reviews. These are open dialogues between science, management, professionals and society which investigate whether knowledge is available, whether this knowledge is relevant, and whether and how this knowledge is applied.   


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