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Open Science Communication Conference – OpenSciComm 2022 will take place in the Yugoslav Film Archive on November 24 and 25 in Belgrade, Serbia. The working language will be English.

First keynote speakers announced:

  • Dr. Vladimir Jankovic Ph.D., University of Manchester
  • Dr. Mairéad Hurley, Trinity College Dublin

Preliminary programme available!

In a knowledge-based society, citizens are able to make decisions based on reliable and relevant information delivered by science. Open Science and Science Communication refer to public communication presenting science-related topics, not only among scientists but primarily targeting all social strata. The basis is in strengthening understanding of science and increasing scientific literacy as an indispensable part of everyday life.

The OpenSciComm 2022 conference is initiated to present effective and reliable practices of science communication, to show their potential in different environments and tackle critical subjects and topics, and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and approaches among peers and practitioners. The conference will contribute to the CPN’s mission to bring together the scientific community and society at large through creative and valuable dialogue, enabling active networking and fostering public understanding of science by leveraging technology.

Science Communication refers to public communication presenting science-related topics not only among scientists but primarily targeting all social strata. The communication of science to diverse audiences and the engagement of scientists with all parts and aspects of society, including policymakers, are key factors in this process. Science Communication as an academic discipline is taught across the globe, however, it isn’t yet recognized as such in the Republic of Serbia. There are no related study programmes or thematic courses at the universities in Serbia.

Open Science is based on the principle of openness and transparency throughout the whole research cycle. It fosters and reinforces core academic values, such as research integrity, cooperation, and knowledge sharing while making scientific research and its dissemination accessible to all levels of society, amateur or professional. Open Science is also key to increasing public trust in science and as a means to spark interest and foster the public’s participation in research activities. As a European concept/policy, it was first introduced in 2016, further strengthening and improving since. The Republic of Serbia adopted the Open Science Platform in 2018.

The OpenSciComm 2022 conference will connect complex research concepts and topics with concepts that are familiar to the public such as climate change, artificial intelligence, cutting-edge technologies, etc. The main goal of the conference is the presentation of recent, novel, and inspirational practices, the exchange of ideas and approaches, and networking between international peers.

Attendance at the conference is free of charge, but with a limited capacity. Travel and accommodation costs can’t be reimbursed.

Please fill out the registration form if you wish to attend the conference. Check your email after submission for further instructions.

Register via this link

In the scope of the OpenSciComm, another one-day conference will be held at the Yugoslav Film Archive. Namely, the two H2020 projects RRI2SCALE and TeRRIFICA

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