Creating the conditions for genuine engagement of citizens and other societal actors in matters of their concern where science and technology are relevant is an issue of increasing political attention; not least because the diffusion of “low cost” and “low tech” media through which citizens can, like never before, express opinions and concerns calls for institutional reflexivity.
Yet, such background does not guarantee that citizens are actually engaged or their voices accounted for. There has been an effort at institutional levels to walk the talk of societal engagement.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina organise a training on citizen engagement in Policy relevant Science, Technology and Innovation in Sarajevo (BH) from 12 to 13 October 2017.
The training will provide insights into participatory approaches in order to discuss science and technology developments as well as factors for trustful relationships between the scientific community and the public. In this regard, the training offers a hands-on reflection on the theoretical and regulatory basis as well as methods of citizen engagement. It aims at any practitioners that work at the interface of science, society and policy.
Date: 12-13 October 2017 | Start of the training: 12 October, 9.00 am
Venue: Parliamentary building | Trg BiH 1, Sarajevo (BH)
Deadline for Applications: 20 August 2017
Communication of Acceptance: 6 September 2017
To apply please send your CV and motivational letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planned number of participants: 25
Profile: Professionals, academics, policy officers or any person whose field of work is science and technology innovation or that work at the interface of science and policy with an interest on public engagement activities about science and technology.
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