On 26–27 January, the Science Europe Working Group on Communication organised its first Workshop on Science Communication. In June 2022, Science Europe published its position statement on Science Communication for greater research impact. Science Communication has emerged as stand-alone priority topic for Science Europe, with the aim for Member Organisations to reinforce their collective capacity to communicate research more effectively and enhance communication of science to society.
In the context of developing its position on Science Communication,the members of the Science Europe Working Group on Communication expressed a strong interest in organising a workshop on science communication. The aim was to discuss what is at stake in science communication, focus on what needs to be done collectively to improve it, and define what concrete actions to develop.
The workshop featured a session with external experts, including David Budtz Pedersen, Professor of Science Communication and Impact Studies at Aalborg University, and Director of the Humanomics Research Centre in Copenhagen; Anthony Lockett, Head of Communication at the European Research Council Executive Agency; and Massimiano Bucchi, Professor of Sociology of Science and Communication, Science and Technology at the University of Trento.
Importantly, the workshop included a spotlight on Science Europe Member Organisations, who presented successful initiative on science communication. And finally, three brainstorming sessions allowed participants to generate ideas and define a roadmap with concrete actions on science communication for Science Europe Member Organisations.
This workshop was for Science Europe members only.