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Programme

International Summer School

The Summer School programme consists of both inspiring content and practical exercises and is expected to include the following elements: 

Programme

Sunday 1 August 2021

Get-together to get to know each other

Monday 2 August 2021

Welcome, presentation of the Summer School agenda and objectives, getting to know each other

Introduction to the basics of science communication

  • What exactly is science communication?
  • Overview of structures and cultures of science communication in Europe 
  • Public attitudes towards science in Europe
  • Insights into formats of science communication

Introduction to science journalism and science PR/university communication

Practical exercise: intercultural communication

Evening programme: e.g. public science slam

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Inspiration presentation: social media in science communication

Overview of digital formats in science communication

Overview of dialogue and participation in science communication

Practical exercise: development of personal communication strategies

Evening programme: e.g. group boat trip through Berlin

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Practical exercises: social media in science communication or video production for science communication

Inspiration presentation: e.g. on the subject of trust and responsibility

Development of common guidelines for science communication

Evening programme: public fishbowl/panel discussion e.g. on the topic "The role of scientists in communication: How do you empower them to take action?"

Thursday 5 August 2021

Inspiration presentation: e.g. on the subject of ethics in science communication

Proceeding work on the development of common guidelines followed by a discussion of the interim results

Evening programme: e.g. guided tour of the city (optional)

Friday 6 August 2021

Preparation, final compilation and presentation of the guidelines followed by a discussion (with experts and decision makers, TBC)

Closing and departure in the afternoon