The University of Lisbon is launching a new advanced course inspired by NEWSERA objectives: Strategies for citizen engagement in science communication.

It aims to explore ways of communicating science through the participation of citizens in scientific activities. The course will address the strategies and challenges to reach non-specialized audiences, such as policy makers, entrepreneurs, the general public (including students and teachers) and journalists. It will also employ co-creation as a working tool to design and develop engaging activities.

During the course, examples of citizen science projects will be used to understand how to engage different audiences and on how to improve the way science communication is performed. Participants will explore the barriers, challenges and opportunities to improve citizen’s engagement in science communication, and also analyse the impact of different engagement strategies.

This course is organised by the Department of Animal Biology and the Department of History and Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Cristina Luís, part of the NEWSERA Consortium, will be among the course lecturers.

An article about NEWSERA and this course was featured on the website of the Faculty of Science at the University of Lisbon.

Read the article (in Portuguese)

The Strategies for Citizen Engagement in Science Communication course will take place in March 2021. Applications close on February 2nd, 2021.

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