Science Communication working group continued to develop a design and content
for a training school and made first decisions on title, duration and venue.
The training school on “Communicating Science in a Way you didn’t learn
in Academia” will take place in Madrid, 02-04 September 2020.
In the 2nd Vienna meeting two communication experts shared their experiences
and gave tips on how to relate to different audiences.
Gill Tudor, Chief of Public Information Section, Legal & External Relations Division,
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
gave an input on “Public information and how to transform science information to a
language policymakers and public would understand” and engaged the group in a vivid discussion.
Tanja Traxler, Editor of the “Research Special” Journal of the Austrian quality
newspaper “Der Standard”, shared “does and dont’s” in approaching journalists with
research findings, writing press releases and using socialmedia for science communication to a non-academic audience.
During a site visit at the newspaper’spremises she gave insights into the daily work of science journalists.