676   Demonstration

Co-Creating a New European Science Engagement Platform

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 platform will be built upon past experiences, reflect present best practice and lead towards future strategies in Public Engagement across Europe and beyond.

EUSEA invites PCST 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 PCST, 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 share feedback and possible formats with each other and fill out a template for each of the formats that the table mates find useful. The demonstration will be facilitated by EUSEA President Cissi Askwall, Vetenskap & Allmänhet, Sweden.

Co-author: Rebecca Winkels
Project Manager Wissenschaft im Dialog, Berlin, Germany

Co-author: Cissi Askwall
EUSEA President, CEO Vetenskap & Allmänhet, Sweden

Co-author: Anna Maria Fleetwood
Senior Advisor External Relations Swedish Research Council, Sweden

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