Stakeholder interaction for sustainable development

​​​Meeting and dinner with the Research Network for Sustainable Development at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg on the theme "Stakeholder interaction for sustainable development: How can researchers more effectively communicate and engage with policy-making and wider society".

Nine out of ten Swedish researchers are positive towards communicating and engaging with wider society. Many of us, however, are hindered by a lack of time, resources and knowledge about how to engage in an efficient way. How can we overcome the barriers and be more strategic in how we chose to engage, in order to contribute to a sustainable development? Join us for a network meeting to learn, discuss and socialize.

"I want to, but I don´t have time"
In October 2019, Vetenskap och allmänhet VA (the Swedish non-profit organisation Public & Science) presented the results of the biggest ever study conducted among Swedish researchers concerning their views on communication and engagment with wider society. As suggested by the title of the report "I want to, but I don´t have time" the study shows that a majority of researchers in Sweden want to spend more time on communicating about their research, but are hindered by a lack of time and resources. The study also shows that many researchers want more personal knowledge on how to communicate effectively and more invitations to participate in communication activities.

Stakeholder interaction for sustainable development
In this meeting you will have a chance to deepen your knowledge about the opportunities and barriers to research communication and engagement. Except for more information about the study above, you will learn about stakeholder interaction and get a chance to discuss what you need in order to effectively communicate and engage with policy-making and wider society. Last but not least you will be introduced to the museum exhibition Human Nature and hear from some of the researchers who have been involved.

Welcome and introduction of today´s meeting
Caroline Petersson, Project manager, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development GMV

I want to, but I don´t have time - the views of Swedish researchers towards communication and engagement with wider society
Martin Bergman, Phd and Researcher at Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science)

I want to, and I do have the time! Some perspectives on research-policy interaction from FRAM and other research networks.
Daniel Slunge, Researcher and senior policy analyst, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV and Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies (FRAM)

Translating research results into a museum exhibition (Viewing and presentations about "Human Nature")
Kristoffer Ekberg, PostDoc in Environmental history, political history and social movements, Chalmers
Staffan Appelgren och Anna Bohlin, Senior Lectureres in Anthropology, University of Gothenburg

What can you do, and what do you need in order to effectively communicate and engage with policy-making and wider society?
Group discussions



Category Meeting
Location: Världskulturmuseet, Södra vägen 54
Starts: 05 December, 2019, 15:00
Ends: 05 December, 2019, 20:00

Published: Mon 04 Nov 2019.