Annette KLINKERT, EUSEA, Austria
Edward DUCA, EUSEA, Austria
Kenneth SKELDON, EUSEA, Austria
The fields of science communication and public engagement have become larger and more professional in the past few years. New formats and joint initiatives have been created, guidelines for best practice have been established and the field of science of science communication is growing. But so far, most of these efforts have developed separately in local, regional or national contexts. Therefore, the European Science Engagement Association, EUSEA, has started to gather, sort and disseminate different formats and concepts for communicating research and engaging people with science across Europe and globally. The new European Science Engagement Platform (https://eusea.info/platform/) is built upon past experiences, reflects present best practice and leads towards future strategies in Public Engagement across Europe and beyond.
EUSEA invites conference participants to peer-review and contribute to this new European Science Engagement Platform. Together we will develop ways to inspire and foster knowledge transfer, thereby further connecting the European Science Communication and Public Engagement community. The platform will share best practices and knowledge on upcoming trends and formats, and offer guidelines for engaging successfully with different audiences.
At the Science & You conference, we would like to present this work in progress and invite participants to add their suggestions and successful activities to the platform.
The platform will be introduced by EUSEA Director Annette Klinkert, followed by round-table discussions where participants are invited to share feedback and possible formats with each other and fill out a template for each of the formats that the table mates find useful. Suitable examples will directly be integrated into the platform, the resources will be accessible for all participants during and beyond the conference. The tables will be chaired by Annette Klinkert plus EUSEA Board Members Edward Duca, Head of Public Engagement, University of Malta, and Kenneth Skeldon, Public Engagement Lead at Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge.