Eight groups of researchers in each country had to accept the transdisciplinary
approach and methods (...). They indeed showed that it is possible
transdisciplinary research involving contexts. The success was mainly
women researchers due to commitment
in totally different and opennes of the
to have cultural (mostly
young) researchers involved in the project.
What was lacking was the will to work in a transdisciplinary
way, that is the
necessary humility to try and find a common set of basic principles which could be followed by methods of analysis that were gradually accepted by all. Each participant was very strong and absolutely sure of his/her discipline and standing and unwilling to find a common starting point (...).
The project could have been an important moment of reflection, ten years prior to the emergence of the key issue of the discrepancy between development as economic growth and development as related to all aspects of the human being(...). The unwillingness to work in a transdisciplinary manner was the default (...).
In the [successful] example there was instead (...) a willingness of the people involved
to work in disciplinary
a transdisciplinary approach, and (. .)
way, even the objective
at the risk of loosing their was more important than the
own strong personality.