Resilience at Open Science Meeting in Indonesia

16 May 2017

At the Open Science Meeting in Yogyakarta from 15 to 17 May 2017, representatives from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will discuss how to work towards Resilient Societies from various disciplinary angles. This is part of an exploration for a new scientific partnership between Indonesia and The Netherlands.

The Open Science Meeting (OSM) 2017 is a forward looking event, focused on shaping and realising future corporation in the field of science, applied science and innovation between Indonesia and The Netherlands. This is a time for all actors in the field of science, applied science and innovation to come together to define the joint agenda for the years ahead.

The 8th meeting is organised by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), together with the hosting organisation, Universitas Gadjah Mada, in the framework of the Joint Working Committee Indonesia-Netherlands. The central theme of the OSM is ‘Towards a Resilient Society’.

Resilient societies

Resilient society is a term that permeates many political agendas the world over. It has become shorthand for what we need to ensure an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable future for our planet. At OSM 2017, scientific research will be the starting point, but civil society, the private sector and government are indispensable partners. All these partners intend to contribute to creating and supporting a resilient society.

A number of sessions will see representatives from business, policymaking, civil society and science (including social sciences and humanities) discussing opportunities and obstacles in the relationships between their respective spheres of influence. The programme features presentations, an innovation fair, public debates, workshops, keynote speeches, poster presentations, and science for policy sessions. Around the OSM master classes on different themes will be held.

On a global level

The conference brings together many sub-themes focusing on pressing societal problems and possible solutions, not just in Indonesia and the Netherlands, but on a global level. The OSM 2017 wants to further develop the Resilient Society agenda and focus on new forms and methodologies for cooperation, new themes and questions, while using the strength of existing partnerships and networks.