“RECOMS” is short for “Resilient and Resourceful Community Environmental Practice”, and it is a Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission. We are very pleased to have been partners in this training network, which convened a group of early career researchers all carrying out PhD research into fascinating topics.
Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology Water and Resilience was one of the key partners in this project. A key part of our input was designing and delivering training for the fellows in collaborative working and supporting them over a week as they carried out action learning projects with “real life” projects in Coventry. At the time the fellows were a relatively new group and we designed a reflective workbook as well as introducing them to a number of frameworks to help them think about the complications of working together in groups in community settings. You can read more about this here.
We were also lucky enough to host five RECOMs fellows on placements at Shared Assets - all of them virtual given the constraints of the pandemic. All of the fellows added huge value in the time they were here and you can read about their experiences with us here and some of their work here and here.