POIESIS at Germany’s biggest Science communication Forum

POIESIS has been present at the Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation 2023, the biggest science communication conference in Germany, held this year in Bielefeld. Anne-Sophie Behm-Bahtat (Wissenschaft im Dialog) presented the project in a session with two other research projects with a focus on trust in science, science communication and also the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There was a great interest in the project and lively discussions about the challenges of measuring trust and also of reaching citizens for events like the public deliberative workshops. A poster displayed during the 3 days of the conference further informed participants about POIESIS and its objectives.

Another step forward for POIESIS

The 1st Review Meeting was a huge boost for POIESIS efforts

The latest POIESIS Review Meeting was held on 7 November in Paris, a day after the Executive Board meeting. The valuable comments received, on our progress over the first year of the project, will aid us apply the work plan more efficiently in the coming months and years.

Dr. Serge M. Horbach got the event underway with a brief overview of the project and a thorough presentation of each Work Package followed. The meeting was concluded with a thoughtful discussion that gave us an even more clear view of what lies ahead and filled us with optimism and determination to fulfill our demanding and ambitious research objectives.

POIESIS Executive Board meeting in Paris

The latest Executive Board Meeting of the POIESIS Project was held in Paris last Monday, 6 November 2023.

There were some interesting and fruitful discussions about our latest progress and the tasks at hand, especially with engagement activities, such as Focus Groups and Expert Interviews on our doorstep. We are now even more enthusiastic and confident about continuing our work for the next two years!

POIESIS on the spotlight!

We are proud to announce that POIESIS was included in an article published in the European Research Executive Agency (REA) website.

POIESIS efforts to tackle societal mistrust in science gained further more recognition with its inclusion along with  CDE4Peace,  CROWD4SDG, EL-CSID and our sister projects IANUS and VERITY in an article of the European Research Executive Agency (REA) that presents a brief overview of the Swafs and Horizon Europe projects revolving around Research for Peace, Sustainable Development and Trust In Science.

The article which was published in celebration of World Science Day for Peace and Development serves as an additional inspiration for the POIESIS Consortium for the fascinating challenges that lie ahead.

A wonderful journey comes to an end

But it’s only just the start for the POIESIS engagement activities!

The journey of the POIESIS Public Deliberative Workshops came to an end with the submission of their findings. 7 public discussions were conducted in 7 different European countries from May till July. More than 150 people of different social and cultural backgrounds from Denmark, Portugal, Germany, UK, Spain, France and Greece participated and held very interesting discussions about trust in science in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change, and how good or bad research practices may affect it.

The discussions were enhanced by topical experts on the aforementioned issues in each country and were conducted by a professional moderator. The activity was coordinated by POIESIS WP2 which is led by CIES-ISCTE, the projects’ consortium member from Lisbon, under Dr. Marta Entradas and Dr. InĂªs C. Sousa. You can read about the conclusions here: https://poiesis-project.eu/deliverables/ (D 2.2 – Public Deliberative Workshops – Findings).

Stay tuned on our website as there are more interesting events to come!