At this year's ScienceComm, the Swiss Congress for Science Communication, our project group "Science vs Activism? Exploring the Boundary" is organising two exciting programme items under the overall theme "from knowledge to dialogue to action".
The Members' Assembly elected a new Executive Board and its Chair. Newly elected are Jovana Milić, Silvia Maier (vice-speaker) and Lerato Posholi. Re-elected are Sofie Behluli, who is the new speaker, and Darius Farman.
How do scientific findings get into the Swiss parliament? Our project group "Who gets heard" provides practical tips, insights and background information so that scientists can successfully contribute their knowledge to parliamentary deliberations.
Odile Ammann teaches at the University of Lausanne and is currently completing her habilitation thesis in public law. She was won over by the team spirit that is so important to the Swiss Young Academy. Since 2020, she has been working with three other members on a project that examines the role of science in the legislative process.
Sharing knowledge, meeting stimulating people and using interfaces.
The core tasks of the Swiss Young Academy includes not only representing young researchers and promoting the science- and social-policy discourse, but also implementing inter- and transdisciplinary projects at the interface between science and society. For this purpose, each member has access to funding, which makes possible joint projects in groups of up to 6 people.
What innovative best practices regarding academic employment and career development can be identified and shared to create pathways for structural change?
What is science and what is activism? Where does one end and the other begin? Why is it necessary that we keep these two worlds apart and is that even possible?
How can we increase the capacity, visibility, and impact of early-career researchers in science policy and science diplomacy?
How can members of the SYA foster inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations in order to contribute to societal challenges?
How does science get heard in the legislative process? How are scientific experts selected? How to ensure that interdisciplinary perspectives are incorporated?
What can we learn from COVID-19 fake news about the spread of scientific misinformation in general?
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