About the conference
The EU Presidency conference Science in Dialogue will outline different perspectives on how to further develop the dialogue and interaction between science and society. It will discuss how researchers, innovators and key stakeholders in society can become more mutually responsive and improve cooperation.
The objectives of the conference are to:
- Offer a platform for stakeholders to discuss and reflect on the interaction and dialogue between science and society
- Provide input on aspects of a European model for Responsible Research and Innovation
- Provide input to future instruments for research funding
- Promote a basis for the successful solution of the grand challenges in Horizon 2020
- Facilitate the formation of professional networks, knowledge sharing, and exchange of best practices
The conference invites policymakers, civil servants, research institutions, business representatives, science communicators and civil society to discuss the relationship between science, innovation and the society as a whole.
The majority of places have been reserved for people or institutions that have been invited directly. However, we have also reserved a number of places for people or institutions that are not on our invitation list.
As a general rule, participants that have received a direct invitation will have priority, and those applicants that have received an invitation will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if there are still places available when applications from invited participants have been processed, other applications will also be considered.
In order to enable persons that are not able to physically join the conference in Odense to take part, substantial parts of the event will be live-streamed on this website. Live-streaming will take place on the 23rd and the 25th of April 2012. Remote participants will be able to influence the conference discussions by offering comments and asking questions to panels and experts by means of social media.
Participation in the conference is free of charge. However, participants have to cover expenses for transport and accommodation within their own budgets.