International Summer School – Communicating Science

Mo, 02.08.2021 bis Fr, 06.08.2021 - Berlin

Imporant information regarding the event schedule and application process:

The International Summer School Communicating Science is expected to take place in Berlin in the last week of July or the first week of August 2021 (Sunday to Friday). Applications must be submitted by 14.02.2021

The possibilities of science communication are manifold. In addition to classic science journalism, the growing number of different formats is increasingly raising awareness of research and is making it tangible and very entertaining at the same time. But what makes a good format? What kinds of communication do different media cultures require? The International Summer School on the topic of Communicating Science in summer 2021 will get to the bottom of these and many other questions.

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the context of the German EU Council presidency, the interdisciplinary event is aimed at doctoral candidates and postdocs for up to 6 years after completing their doctorate (excluding parental leave, sick leave etc.) who are currently and will still be doing research at European universities and/or research institutions during summer 2021 – regardless of their origin or nationality.

The participants will get an overview of the general conditions and communication cultures and deal with forms and methods of science communication. In interactive sessions, the acquired knowledge is deepened practically, and communication strategies are developed and critically examined from an intercultural and ethical point of view. In addition, the importance of strategic communication with various stakeholders is a focus of attention. On the basis of the knowledge and skills gathered, the participants will then formulate joint momentum that will serve to strengthen science communication throughout Europe and continuously increase awareness of it.

Participation is free of charge and includes catering during the conference programme. Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed upon consultation.

More information about the event as well as the application formalities can be found here.