The annual conference of the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA) will take place on Tue 7 December, 2021. This year marks the 20th anniversary of EUSEA and the organisation is celebrating making the conference completely free for all participants, but also organizing a Pre-conference Bake-Off, full of creativity and co-creation.

The conference is aimed at researchers and practitioners in the fields of science communication and citizen science. During this event, participants will discuss topics such as the importance of citizen and societal engagement in Horizon Europe and the perspectives on public engagement outside of Europe. In addition, there will be four interactive workshops focused on new and exciting ways of doing science communication.

You can register to all events for free using Eventbrite.



Our top picks from this year’s programme:

Perspectives from Brussels: The Importance of Citizen and Societal Engagement in Horizon Europe

WHEN: 7 Dec | 11.15-12.00 CET

WITH: Linden Farrer (Keynote EC Policy Officer)

ABOUT: Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies. The keynote will focus on important aspects of the new program for the international Public Engagement Community.


Interactive Workshop 4 – Science Story Telling

WHEN: 7 Dec | 16.00 – 17:30 CET

WITH: Dyane Neiman and Bear Story Telling

ABOUT: We all have stories to share: strange assignments, funny colleagues, tragic accidents, near catastrophes, short-lived success, unforeseen trouble, invisible angels… Most of us don’t realize how many stories we have and the rest of us don’t know how best to tell them. In this workshop, you will learn why and how storytelling is a powerful communication tool. Afterwards, in easy-to-follow steps, you will create a 5 -minute true, personal story to be shared (if you’d like) at the EUSEA party after the workshop. The story topic that we will be exploring, sometimes from the most unexpected angles: Science Confessions: the hero-to-zero stories you’ve never dared to share!