The European Science Communication Network (ESConet) is hosting a science communication workshop for scientists on 10-12 May 2007 at Dublin City University, Ireland.
We have 10 places available at this workshop and applications are invited from individual researchers, from any scientific or technological discipline, who wish to attend. Priority will be given to early-career researchers. Places will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
The workshop will cover a range of communication skills, including writing press releases, media interview techniques, how to communicate science in dialogue, how to communicate risk and controversy, and how to use the web to communicate science effectively. It aims to broaden awareness among scientists of the social context of their work and to develop capacity and confidence in dealing with the media, policy-makers and diverse publics.
The fee for this workshop is Euro 450, payable in advance, a sum that covers tuition, accommodation and meals. The deadline for applications is 26 March 2007. Interested researchers – and those seeking further information – should email Declan Fahy, ESConet Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.ABOUT ESCONET: ESConet brings together experienced science communication lecturers, researchers and practitioners from across Europe to train natural scientists and technologists to communicate effectively with the media, policy-makers and the general public. As well as delivering these core communication skills, ESConet workshops encourage scientists to reflect critically on the social, cultural, and ethical dimensions of their scientific work. ESConet is funded by the European Commission under the Framework 6 Science and Society programme, and includes 17 participating institutions from 12 countries. For further information, see www.esconet.org