Science communication in the field of risk research
June, 12th 2022, approx. 13:00 to 17:30
Pre-conference workshop organized by the SRA-E: DACHL Chapter
Target group: Junior scientists in risk research (PhDs and Postdocs)
Risk research topics are mostly of a complex nature (e.g., innovative technologies, climate change) and often require cooperation and agreements between different actors. The analysis of risks aims at supporting decision and policy making processes by giving scientific insights and evidence-based arguments. Therefore, it is important to communicate about scientific work and research results in a way that is understandable for different target populations (e.g., other scientific disciplines or the public) and that reflects the current scientific knowledge. Successful communication can foster scientific interaction between researchers and society and improve trust in science and research methods. But how can researchers communicate successfully? Which resources and possibilities exist?
This pre-conference workshop addresses the opportunities and challenges of science communication on risk research, as well as overlaps and differences between risk and science communication. It aims to help young researchers to generate ideas about how to communicate their work and discuss DOs and DON’Ts in the field of science communication.
In the first part of the workshop two experienced researchers and practitioners will give insights in their work with risk and science communication. Christiane Pölzl-Viol from the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection will focus on risk and crisis communication related to different radiation risks and Prof. Astrid Kause from the Leuphana University Lüneburg will give insights in the challenges of communicating transparently about climate change and related risks.
Both speakers will provide good practices of communication design and strategies and address challenges in daily work and communication of research results. This part of the workshop can also be attended online.
In the second part of the workshop, participants will have time to ask questions and develop and discuss own ideas for science communication. The workshop closes with an informal get-together and some drinks with the aim of building a network between the participants.
Participants will have time to ask questions and develop and discuss own ideas for science communication in the second part of the workshop. The workshop closes with an informal get-together and some drinks with the aim of building a network between the participants.
The workshop participation is for free, but places are limited for the face-to-face part of the workshop (first come, first serve). You can register for the workshop within the conference registration.
If you want to participate in presence, please fill out the questions regarding your focus area of research and submit three questions or topics which you would like to discuss in the workshop during your during your application.
The deadline for registration is May 15th. We look forward to your application!
Please visit the website of the local organiser for information on the registration procedure: www.sra-e2022ns.ftn.uns.ac.rs/registration/.