“A Science & Technology Diplomacy for Barcelona | Launch Event”, by SciTech DiploHub, November 6

“A Science & Technology Diplomacy for Barcelona | Launch Event”, by SciTech DiploHub, November 6

The event will feature the presentation of the “Barcelona Manifesto for a city-led science diplomacy”, the panel “Cities, Science and Technology: A New Global Order and a networking reception with Barcelona’s top science, technology and international relations organizations.

The presentation will take place on November 6, 2018, at 18:00, in La Pedrera, Barcelona.

SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub, is a nonprofit, independent, nonpartisan civil initiative led by an interdisciplinary, international team of scientists, engineers and foreign affairs and public policy professionals. We are committed to making Barcelona the first city in the world to implement a science and technology diplomacy strategy.

We truly believe in the essential function of science and technology in foreign policy and international relations. We are devoted to making Barcelona an influential global player in tackling humanity’s grand challenges through science and technology.

Global Cities, Science and Technology: A New World Order

A new world order is arising around global cities and their markets, rather than nation-states and their borders. Big cities are economic, political and innovation powerhouses discreetly transforming the international scene, becoming essential diplomatic players and increasingly bypassing nation-states to create city-centered global policies. At the same time, science and technology are the new driving forces in economic and social progress and have become key tools to tackle humanity’s grand challenges.

This is redefining the role of cities as autonomous geopolitical actors. In this exciting context Barcelona has to take the lead with its own science and technology diplomacy strategy.


Source: http://www.scitechdiplohub.org/about/

More information: http://www.scitechdiplohub.org/

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-science-technology-diplomacy-for-barcelona-launch-event-registration-50330054548?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Young reviewers re-write scientific articles

Young reviewers re-write scientific articles

Frontiers for Young Minds is a non-profit scientific journal with articles written by researchers and adapted for a younger audience – with an editorial twist: manuscripts are reviewed by a board of kids and teens that assume the role of peer reviewers. It is then up to the authors to address all concerns raised by the Young Reviewers and to adapt their article into a form that can be disseminated and understood by younger audiences. By involving Young Reviewers (age 8–15) in the process, we empower them to think critically, to ask questions, and connect them with today’s researchers

ECOGRAPHY is a journal that publishes papers focused on broad spatial and temporal patterns, particularly studies of population and community ecology, macroecology, biogeography, and ecological conservation. Studies in ecological genetics and historical ecology are welcomed in the context of explaining contemporary ecological patterns. Manuscripts are expected to address general principles in ecology, though they may do so using a specific model system if this frames the problem relative to a generalized ecological issue.

Ecography is the first editorial partner of Frontiers for Young Minds. In this new collaboration, Ecography will be recommending published articles to be re-written for younger audiences through the Frontiers for Young Minds peer review process.

By involving scientists to take charge in adapting their own work for a younger audience, they have the power to create understandable and accessible research for a wider audience. In doing so, researchers are provided with a channel to communicate their work without misinterpretation and offering them the tools to become better communicators. Articles that have undergone the scrutiny of peer review with our Young Reviewers are published online to be freely distributed as an educational resource, comprising of research that would typically take several years to appear in classroom textbooks.

Authors of articles recommended by Ecography will be invited by Frontiers for Young Minds to adapt their previously published work into Young Minds versions, to be made available in our specialty sections of Biodiversity and Earth and its Resources.


Source: http://www.ecography.org/blog/exciting-new-partnership-between-frontiers-young-minds-and-ecography

HEIRRI Training Programmes (in Spanish) – innovación e investigación responsables

HEIRRI Training Programmes (in Spanish) – innovación e investigación responsables

The HEIRRI Training Programmes and formative materials designed for different educational levels (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, MOOC, Summer schools, train-the-trainer, secondary school teachers), mainly based on innovative and participative methodologies (following a “Problem-based learning” approach) and presented in multimedia formats are available at the RRI tools website.

Some of them have been translated into Spanish. Download them below!

Professors, university authorities, researchers, managers, politicians and all other people interested in higher education are encouraged to explore the HEIRRI resources, adapt them to their contexts, edit them freely, try them out and integrate them in their teaching practices.

These resources give higher education institutions the tools to strengthen their researchers’ and innovators’ capacity for anticipation, reflexivity and engagement; aiming to train citizens and not just only highly skilled workers.

Now available in Spanish here!:

– 1. Guía sobre el Aprendizaje basado en Problemas (ABP) de las instituciones de educación superior y para la innovación e investigación responsables 

– 2. Guía de Casos de HEIRRI: introducción a los casos de RRI

– 3. Guía de los juegos de rol de HEIRRI: guía del tutor de los juegos de rol, los experimento de GDF, la moda sostenible, la biomasa, la nanotecnología en la agricultura y el engaño

– 4. Tarjetas con declaraciones

Would you like to keep on using the HEIRRI resources in the future? Are you committed to RRI teaching and want to foster its integration at higher education institutions? Then you should join the Network on RRI teaching at higher education institutions. This network connects professionals from all over the world that are brought together by the same interest in RRI training. Join the Network on RRI teaching at higher education institutions here. You can also contribute to the discussion by sharing your thoughts in this thread online on the RRI Tools Forum, specific on HEIRRI Training. You can post about your experiences testing the HEIRRI resources, raise a question, share a reflection, all is welcome!

For more information: http://heirri.eu/


The HEIRRI Consortium gathers in Barcelona for the last project meeting

The HEIRRI Consortium gathers in Barcelona for the last project meeting

On June 26th, the HEIRRI Consortium gathered in Barcelona to celebrate the last meeting of the project, due to conclude at the end of August. The team used this opportunity to share final results of the several tasks of the project, but it was most of all a time for discussion and reflection about what the group has achieved during the three years of work. (more…)

The SCS participates in the PCST conference in New Zealand

The SCS participates in the PCST conference in New Zealand

From April 3rd to 6th 2018, the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, hosts the international conference of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) network. This year, Gema Revuelta (Director of the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre, SCS-UPF), Carolina Llorente (SCS-UPF Coordinator) and Núria Saladié (SCS-UPF International Projects’ Coordinator) participate in this year’s event, revolving around the theme “Science, Stories and Society”. (more…)

Donostia International Physics Center is looking for candidates to join its outreach office

Donostia International Physics Center is looking for candidates to join its outreach office

Donostia_optDonostia International Physics Center (DIPC) is looking for candidates with an advanced degree to join its outreach office. The selected person will assist the DIPC outreach personnel. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter or a brief statement of interest to jobs(at)dipc.org before next December 22, 2017.

Among others, assistance and support to organize and coordinate DIPC’s multiple outreach projects and events (actions fostering scientific culture, public lectures, festivals, encounters, workshops, etc.), write and revise scientific and institutional press releases, send press releases and pay attention to the media, broadcasting in the Internet (social media, newsletters, etc.) and follow up the impact of the activities done by the DIPC community, in particular, by its president, and help in the preparation and updating of corporative communication material (reports, brochures, website). Occasionally, support to elaborate proposals and reports related to DIPC’s participation in different projects and funding applications. The quality of the job will need to be consistent with DIPC’s excellence in research, and the hired person will directly answer to the DIPC’s outreach manager. (more…)