Public Engagement about science, technology and innovation - Training Course in Mostar and Split

by Aurelia Chaise

The training course will take place in from 6 to 7 July in Mostar, Herzegovina and from 9 to 10 July in Split, Croatia.

This hands-on course will be looking at the practice of public engagement in Europe, in all its - invited to non-invited - forms, including emerging phenomena such as citizen science, do-it-yourself research and community based initiatives. It will look into participatory approaches to discuss science and technology developments as well as building capacity for professional support to enhance science’s relationships with the public, using public engagement to improve decision making processes. Participants will also end the course better able to contribute to socially robust scientific advice. 

Structure

Modules will include participatory methods focusing on those that sustain dialogue; communication of science for public engagement; communication of uncertainty and ethics deliberation, hands-on and discussion of cases of public engagement in science and technology debates. The participants will work on a case throughout the course that interests the region in which the course is held.

Audience

Anyone with an interest on public engagement activities about science and technology.

Application process

Selection is based on CV and supporting letter.

Interested candidates should contact:  jrc-sts@jrc.ec.europa.eu.

Deadline for application: 15 May 2015

More information: 

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/training-course/public-engagement-about-science-technology-and-innovation-mostar

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/training-course/public-engagement-about-science-technology-and-innovation-split