Expert Meeting: ‘365 Days of Public Engagement with Science

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In 2022, Leiden European City of Science presented a 365 days science festival for anyone with a curious mind, with the overall aim to connect science with society. As a European pilot project, we paved the way for a brand new tradition. As a creative team, we experimented with new ways of public engagement with science: out of the ivory towers and into the neighbourhoods of the city. Now, we will share our experiences, results and lessons learned with you.

We are pleased to share with you our recent Hybrid Expert Meeting (23 june 2023).
The Expert Meeting was open to everyone with a curious mind, so please pass on this message!

We are proud to present a KEYNOTE lecture by the international renown strategist, consultant, and thought leader Michael Peter Edson. Michael presented his bird-eye view on Leiden2022 in the context of international developments in Open Science, Science Communication, and Public Engagement.

The Expert Meeting was moderated by Pedro Russo, featuring interactive, curated panels on the following topics:
GETTING CLOSER TO CITIZENS: The local, distributed Leiden2022 Model for Public Engagement with Science
BRAVE YOUNG MINDS: Fostering youth engagement in science, culture and society
BEYOND YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Challenging the scientific perspective; towards ‘engaged universities’
IMPACT & LEGACY: What’s next?

The panels included: Karen Slavin (European Commission), Fredrike Schmitz (NOW Program lead Societal Engagement/Citizen Science at Open Science), Julia Cramer (Assistant Professor Quantum & Society at Leiden University), Andrea Stephany (EU TalentOn contestant), Ivo van Vulpen (Professor Science Communication at Leiden University), Henrik Scheel (Entrepreneur & Innovator), Margaret Gold (Citizen Science LAB Leiden University), Judith Vastenburg (neighbourhood committee Vreewijk), Roosmarijn van de Velde (former Chief New European Bauhaus Leiden), Tamara Witschge (lector Creative Media for Social Change, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), Pieter Brouwer (director CigarBox), Henri Lenferink (Mayor of Leiden), and Ryszard Koziołek (Rector University of Silesia, Katowice European City of Science 2024).

For more info:
Period30 Jun 2012
Event titleEXPERT MEETING 365 Days of Public Engagement with Science: Leiden European City of Science 2022
Event typeConference
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