How do you get involved in the public debate? In which ‘language’ do you communicate when you engage or ‘do’ citizen science? And how do you ensure that your research is used rather than misused by politicians? What are the opportunities and risks of being visible? What support does the EUR offer?

In this crash course, public engagement expert Stephanie Helfferich from Utrecht University tells about best practices and focuses on dialogue and listening. Scientific information specialist at the UB Çisem Gurel speaks on how to communicate science to a lay audience. Mirjam Renting gives you the do’s and don’ts when performing in the media. Adinda Ceelen (ISS) speaks about partnering with academics to communicate about research and broker knowledgeAnd former politician prof. Ronald van Raak speaks about his experiences how academic output is ‘used’ in Dutch politics.

With presentations from (amongst others):

– Stephanie Helfferich, science writer and project manager in the Utrecht University Public Engagement Program

– Ronald van Raak, former Dutch politician and professor at Erasmus School of Philosophy

– Çisem Gurel, scientific information specialist at the University Library and PhD researcher

– Mirjam Renting, press officer Erasmus University Rotterdam

– Adinda Ceelen, knowledge broker &B research communications advisor, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague

Moderation: Dr. Jason Pridmore, project coordinator TRESCA , Erasmus School of History, Culture & Communication.

Tue November 1st, 15.00 – 17.00 hr (doors open at 14.45 hr)

Q-building ground floor

Free entrance, reservations recommended


More information here

This event is part of the Open & Responsible Science campaign on Engaged Research.