Science Shop Summer School

This summer school aims specifically at those who are interested in or (wanting to become) involved in facilitating research with and for civil society, as a broker, intermediary or process manager. If you have little or no experience in or knowledge of Science Shops or similar brokering organizations, if you want to know more about it or want to learn from the practices of your colleagues elsewhere, we welcome you to this summer school. Participants will also get the chance to exchange experiences.

By participating in this ‘crash course’ you will be able to engage in follow-up discussions during the conference more easily. It will also allow you to access options for yourself to start or work in a Science Shop or similar organisation, if you wish to do so. The workshop will be facilitated by Science Shop coordinators with long experience, from the Netherlands and other European countries. If you attend the Living Knowledge Conference afterwards, you can meet and talk with many more Science Shop staff from all around the world.

The Science Shop Summer School will be facilitated by Science Shop coordinators with a long experience: Dr. Henk Mulder, who has many years of experience in Science Shop coordination, as well as coordination of major European funded projects, such as PERARES (Public Engagement in Research and Research Engagement with Society). Other core facilitators are Dr. Emma McKenna and Norbert Steinhaus.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Introducing the Concept of Science Shops
  • Working with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
  • Working with Higher Education Institutes
  • Operational options to design your Science Shop
  • Sustained Partnerships
  • Network and Practical Resources

Practical Information:

The summer school will be held on 22 June from 09:00-17:00 and 23 June from 09:00 to 13:00.

Registration is limited to 30 participants, selected on the basis of first come first serve. Those only wishing to register for this workshop and not the Living Knowledge Conference will be put on a waiting list first. They will be accepted after May the 1st if there are places left.

The costs are 50 euro per person, including lunch; 75 euro for those not participating in the Living Knowledge Conference.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.