The V4T ideology wants to enlarge the field of academic knowledge and enlighten it with alternative forms of knowledge production. We embrace research that gears towards  tendencies of social change in our world.

Our aim is to make results of academic research widely known, but also visible in public debates. Knowledge produced in academic research projects, PhDs, anthropological-historical research is translated into blogs, journalistic articles, and of course academic books and articles. We stimulate the collaboration between journalists and academics. We enable the dialogue between development organisations and NGOs and academics. Specific for this project is that we support the idea that knowledge is always a co-production, hence we work closely with the V4Ts who are informants for our research, critical observers of our work and creators of knowledge themselves