Save the date! The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S-FNRS), and Science Europe are teaming up to present a pivotal High-Level Conference on Science Communication from March 12th to 13th, 2024. Mark your calendars for this vital event that highlights the indispensable role of science communication in research and its integration into policymaking. Under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, this conference will convene both physically at the Palais des Académies in Brussels and online. It's an opportunity to bring together policy makers, researchers, science communicators, and research organizations for an impactful exchange of knowledge, experiences, and best practices.
This conference aligns perfectly with the NetworkNature’s mission to foster cooperation and maximize the impact of Nature-based Solutions (NbS). As an essential resource for the NbS community, this event offers:
Knowledge Exchange: Highlighting the vital role of science communication in engaging citizens, advocating for research investment and providing evidence for societal challenges - areas directly relevant to NbS initiatives.
Best Practices: Showcasing successful science communication initiatives mirrors NetworkNature’s goal of sharing knowledge and best practices, strengthening NbS implementation across sectors.
Partnership Building: The emphasis on fostering partnerships resonates with NetworkNature’s approach of creating collaborations to promote NbS science and inform agendas.
This conference is poised to shape the future landscape of science communication, influencing policy decisions and research directions. Stay tuned for updates and the official invitation as the Working Group on Communication crafts the conference program. This event is a prime opportunity for NetworkNature contributors to engage with stakeholders, policymakers, and researchers, ensuring that nature-based solutions remain at the forefront of innovative, impactful solutions.