Social inclusion

Straight into conflict zones, scientific research empowers the minds

Leïla Perié, Livio Riboli-Sasco, Claire Ribrault (JCOM)

Sharing scientific knowledge in conflict zones may not sound like a priority. Still science communicators can contribute to address social issues by inviting people to experience research practice, engaging them in scientific questioning and constructive dialog.

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Socially inclusive science communication

Authors: Luisa Massarani, Matteo Merzagora (JCOM)

Social inclusion is an emerging preoccupation in the science communication field. The political value of science communication (e.g. in terms of empowerment) and the necessity to address all audiences has always been considered, but in recent times the participation agenda has enriched the rationale and methodologies of the communication of science: social inclusion is not only an issue of access to knowledge, but also of governance and co-production.

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Reframing social exclusion from science communication: moving away from ‘barriers’ towards a more complex perspective

Barbara Streicher, Kathrin Unterleitner, Heidrun Schulze
Knowledge rooms — science communication in local, welcoming spaces to foster social inclusion

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Leïla Perié, Livio Riboli-Sasco, Claire Ribrault
Straight into conflict zones, scientific research empowers the minds