2nd HEIRRI Conference & call for abstracts launch!

HEIRRI 1st conferenceThe 2nd HEIRRI Conference will present the results of nearly three years of project activities designed to promote the integration of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within the education of scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D process. It will be held in Vienna on the 27th April 2018.

Call for abstracts is now open! The EC-funded project is seeking for contributions presenting RRI practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate the application of RRI in higher education. In the 2nd HEIRRI Conference, this H2020 project welcomes contributions presenting RRI practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate the application of RRI in higher education.

Specifically, HEIRRI invites applications that put a spotlight on activities designed to integrate more democratic governance in research and innovation with an emphasis on positive societal impacts along with a promotion and application of a more anticipatory, reflexive, inclusive and responsive approach to research and innovation into higher education curricula. The main emphasis should be placed on specific educational outcomes and achievements. The project is seeking for applications from different countries, context and disciplines, both from the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Read More

HEIRRI at “Connecting higher education” conference in London

kick off heirri pequeOn June 27th and 28th, the HEIRRI project will be presented at the conference “Connecting Higher Education: International perspectives on research-based education” celebrated in London and organised by University College London (UCL). HEIRRI will be part on the symposium “(Re)Orienting research-based education towards a responsible research and innovation perspective”, moderated by Catherine O’Mahony and with the presentations from Melanie Smallman (RRI Tools project), Valentina Tassone (EnRRICH project) and the HEIRRI project manager, Núria Saladié.
Representing the HEIRRI project, Núria Saladié will present the recent advancements on the developing of teaching materials. The session will be split in two halves, one being the presentations of projects and the other being a dynamic part of discussion.

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International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors and Implementation

BarcelonaThe GUNi International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Actors and Implementation, to be held on the 18th and 19t September 2017 in Barcelona.
This Conference aims to provide intellectual guidance and scientific evidences to the challenges of SDGs, with a humanist and critical thinking approach, promoting research and education to build a fair global community and more sustainable societies. It will count on more than 30 speakers, from around 20 countries, that will exchange knowledge, ideas, experiences and expectations around the challenges involved with the SDGs.

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The HEIRRI project meets in Vienna

16903186_1124338051024941_2624431755755833969_oThe European project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation), coordinated by Gema Revuelta, director of the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society (SCS-UPF), from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS-UPF), meets on 22 and 23 of June in Vienna. The meeting is hosted by the HEIRRI partner Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS).

This meeting will be a key moment to discuss important issues for the HEIRRI project, such as the Internationalisation Call for Scholarships, the teaching materials following the training programmes, and the coming pilots. Other issues that will be discussed are the Exploitation potential of the project or the partnership with museums, together with the communication actions of HEIRRI and the boosting of the Forum Online. Read More

International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation

promo-01-boscolo-romaThe International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society2017 (RRI-SIS2017) will be held in Rome, Italy during September 25-26, 2017.

This is the first annual conference of the MARINA project that aims at presenting the cases studies highlighting environmental preservation, RRI issues, principles and topics related with the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation is relatively recent and it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy with the objective to promote a vision for a stronger collaboration among social, natural and physical scientists, societal actors and citizens in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and improve the role of society in environmental preservation. With this focus the conference will cover and systematise these themes and will help fill the gap in the present literature. Read More

EUSEA Anual Conference 2017

euseaRegistrations are now open for the European Science Events Association (Eusea) annual conference 29-30 May at KU Leuven in Belgium.
The conference motto is “Beyond HORIZONs – Framing the Future” with a focus on future of public engagment strategies. There promises to be a glimpse of funding policies beyond Horizon 2020 with stakeholders from the European Commission as well as discussions about science-society dialogues and innovative science communication formats.

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PCST 2018 Call for Proposals is published

unnamedNetwork for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PSCT) has published the Call for Proposals for its April 2018 conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. The full text of the Call is posted at the network web site, www.pcst.co.

The overall conference theme is Science, Stories and Society – the Soul of Science Communication, and the Call for Proposals presents this in a series of sub-themes. Proposals should address at least one of these.

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EUJA fellowship for a study trip to Heidelberg

Heidelberg-300x225Seven years ago the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA) organized its first study trip to Heidelberg that was very successful and higly appreciated by scientists and science journalists. This May they are organizing a visit that wonderful city of science again, meet scientists in German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg University and some other research centers.

The study trip will be from 9 to 12 of May. EUSJA has up to 25 slots that include 3 night free accomodation, meal, local transportation and cultural programme. The participants have to take care of their travel expences to and from Heidelberg. The applications should be sent strongly via national association by March 20. Read More

Unveiling the Universe: when Science hits the News

For the 2017 edition (July 1st – 6th, 2017, Erice, Italy) of the International Science Journalism School, the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture grants 30 fellowships for members of EU-countries and 5 for non-EU countries. Fellowships are aimed at science journalists, science communicators and students in science journalism and communication.

Candidates should send their CV and a motivation letter in which they describe:
1.       Their plans for their professional future
2.       Why they think participating in the summer school would benefit their career 
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WCSJ2017 Travel Fellowships: Call for Applications

WCSF2017_SF_LogoSymbolThe World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 offers travel fellowships for professional and student attendees from the U.S. and abroad. These fellowships are intended to enable those who otherwise could not attend to join us for the conference in San Francisco, October 26-30, 2017. The grants will provide full or partial support to cover economy airfare, accommodation for the duration of the conference, and reasonable ground transport, up to a maximum amount based on the traveler’s location and circumstances. Fellowship recipients will receive complimentary meeting registration.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15 to allow for plenty of time to plan travel and acquire any necessary visas. Selected fellows will be informed of the exact amount of funding offered at the time of notification.
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