Miia Kaerala has years of experience from hosting and moderating different types of events. She brings a warm and relaxed atmosphere into the events hosted by her. She has a background in working with companies from different industries and different sizes. She also works as a part-time entrepreneur.
”Co-creation for me means a new kind of possibility for involvement for individuals and also a greater chance to make a difference. This also brings along a new kind of responsibility for the individuals and also the companies and organizations. In many areas, we need more collaboration and understanding in order to make smart and sustainable decisions and to create new innovations. It is a very important and interesting topic and I’m very excited to get a chance to be a part of this conference!”
Ines Omann holds a PhD in Ecological Economics and is a part-time senior researcher at the Austrian Foundation for Development Research, Vienna. She has been working in sustainability science for 20 years among others at the Sustainable Europe Research Institute Vienna or the Department of Environmental Politics at UFZ, Leipzig, Germany. Her research centres around the themes of sustainability transitions, quality of life research, scenario development, transdisciplinarity and a good life for all. She also works independently as a moderator and facilitator in public participation processes and workshops aiming to bridge research and policy/society and thereby bringing knowledge into action.
”I understand co-creation as bringing the relevant actors together in an open, non-hierarchical and appreciative setting, which empowers them to bring in diverse forms of knowledge (cognitive knowledge but also lay knowledge based on experiences, emotional and intuitive wisdom) allowing for innovative ideas to emerge leading to as well as supporting a transformation towards a good life for all.”