Scientists have a crucial role to play in engaging the public and, although most of them acknowledge the importance of developing strong ties to society, only very few are truly involved in scientific outreach and this culture of engagement varies greatly from country to country. This working group aims to provide a sound understanding of current practices involving researchers’ engagement in scientific outreach, to increase awareness about the benefits for both researchers and the general public from their interactions, and to promote efficient interactions.
More precisely at this meeting, we intend to:
1) Consolidate the WG objectives and plan the activities for the next four years (including Identification of relevant STSMs and planning for relevant Training Schools)
2) Set up sub working groups based on the different objectives and activities
3) Identify and plan collaboration with other working groups
4) Deliver an assessment kit for outreach activities in Evolution to be used by researchers engaging in these activities
Applications for this WG meeting will be evaluated based on the following evaluation criteria:
|Current or future level of involvement of the participant in the WG tasks||Scientific/
Technical quality of contribution (CV)
|Interest of the submitted contribution to WG and Action Goals (proposals)||Balance
(gender, career stage, country, participations of distinct institutions)
Read more about our WG here.
Apply to join the meeting here!