In times of increasingly complex global challenges such as COVID19 or the Climate Crisis, there is an increasing demand that research should no longer be topic-driven, but challenge and impact driven, responding to the needs of modern societies.
Since the majority of people today live in cities, urban environments are ideal hot-spots to discover and address pressing challenges – and to develop solutions in a co-creative way.
The talk will reflect how universities and individual researchers can meet increasing expectations from societal actors, stakeholders, policy makers, national and international funding programs to engage with multiple publics.
It will show how scientific progress can be “contextualized” – embedded and linked to the people’s unique history and socio-cultural environment.
Public Engagement approaches conducted by members of the European Science Engagement Association, EUSEA will illustrate how researchers can use their cities as “Living Labs” – “test beds” for impact-oriented research and innovation.
Speaker: Dr. Annette Klinkert, Executive Director of the European Science Engagement Association, EUSEA
When: Friday June 11th, 2021 - h. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (CET)
Where: on the EUPRIO Webex Room (connection link sent by email)
Target group: EUPRIO Members
Registration: on MyEUPRIO
Deadline: June 10th, 2021
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Annette Klinkert in her own words:
Serving as the Executive Director of the European Science Engagement Association, EUSEA (www.eusea.info), an international knowledge-sharing platform for Public Engagement professionals, my main emphasis is to inspire innovative science engagement strategies and activities, based on dialogues between researchers, policy-makers, citizens and stakeholders.
My experience also comes from being the founder and CEO of city2science, a German company developing communication approaches connecting scientific institutions with urban and regional development strategies (www.city2science.de). Over the last 15 years, I have initiated and organised a number of large-scale science communication formats across Germany, such as the science festivals GENIALE, WissensNacht Ruhr, FameLab Germany and Maker Faire Ruhr.
Based on professional expertise in science communication, public engagement and city management, I have engaged and facilitated multi-stakeholder dialogue and co-created urban and regional development processes. An important area I am involved in is also providing qualified Public Engagement trainings for early career researchers and impact-oriented proposal design for institutions within European funding programs such as HORIZON Europe.