Climate change, pandemic, war in Europe: How can citizens of democratic societies understand multiple crises and cope with them peacefully? Together with researchers from the IFSH and the University of Hamburg, Hamburg citizens are investigating this issue. In three workshops, the participants examine the interplay between current global crises and local agencies. The aim of the project is to develop a new participatory research agenda that contributes to a better understanding of how to deal with multiple crises. Furthermore, the project investigates the opportunities and challenges of participatory peace and security research.

MUVE (Understanding and Dealing with Multiple Crises), is a joint research project of the IFSH and the profile initiative “Violence and Security” at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo), University of Hamburg (Prof. Dr Christine Hentschel, Prof. Dr Ursula Schröder) in cooperation with the Bücherhallen Hamburg and the State Agency for Civic Education Hamburg (LpB). It is financed by the funding line “Science for Society” of the State Innovation Funding of the Federal Office for Science, Research, Equality and Districts (BWFGB).

Duration: December 2022 – November 2023