Venezia, Italy

Equipping Researchers with Skills, Strategies and Confidence for Science Communication

when 18 March 2024 - 22 March 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 250

It is essential to make researchers more aware of the importance of public science communication and engagement, especially since these activities are increasingly demanded by research funders and policymakers as a pathway towards societal impact of research. But, to be effective public communicators, researchers need training to equip them with the key competencies and the confidence to communicate strategically using a wide range of tools and channels, and evaluating impact along the way.

Course leader

Scientific coordinators:
Alessandra Fornetti, Venice International University
Ilda Mannino, Venice International University

Target group

The School is designed for researchers and graduate students from all research disciplines across Natural and Social sciences, Engineering and Humanities.

Course aim

This Spring School gives practical skills and tools of communication to the Graduate Students, who will be involved in lectures, exercises, simulations, discussions, case studies, and site visits. The participants will acquire practical skills for pro-active and strategic research communication.

Credits info

2 EC
A Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

Fee info

EUR 250: Students of VIU member universities
EUR 500: Students of other universities


PhD candidates and post-docs from EU universities may be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility grant support.
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