ESOF – EuroScience Open Forum 2018

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Pierre Baudis Congress Centre

ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public.

Created in 2004 by EuroScience, this biennial European forum brings together over 4,000 researchers, educators, business actors, policy makers and journalists from all over the world to discuss breakthroughs in science. More than 40% of the participants are students and young researchers.

VA (Public & Science) will contribute to several sessions and is organising two sessions (exact dates to be confirmed in due course):

NextGen SciComm – digital tales from the Nordics

This session will explore the secrets of a number of successful Nordic science communication initiatives that utilise digital tools.

Featuring contributions from:

  • Estonian Research Council
  • Heureka Science Centre, Finland
  • University of Iceland
  • Research Council of Norway
  • Astra, Denmark
  • VA (Public & Science)

Has digital media changed the way people feel about science?

This highly interactive session offers everyone involved in science communication an opportunity to share their experiences and views in smaller groups and using a digital voting system. The aim is to provide new perspectives and inspiration and a snapshot of the impact that new forms of science communication are having around Europe.

The session is led by Sophie Duncan, Deputy Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement in the UK. Representatives from 10 science communication organisations from around Europe will facilitate the roundtable discussions.

Read more about the conference here.

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