Eu-SPRI 2022

Early-career event

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:

“STI research for Policy” EU-SPRI Early Career Event, Utrecht University, May 31st 2022

The early career event will be held at Kaap Doorn Conference Hotel on May 31st 2022, one day before the 2022 Eu-SPRI annual conference in Utrecht. The event is hosted by Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University and supported by Eu-SPRI Forum and by Institutions for Open Societies at Utrecht University.

1. OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENT

One way for STI scholars to have societal impact is by advising policy makers. However, especially for young scholars it is not always clear how exactly their expertise and research can contribute to the process of policy making. Issues to consider in this respect are, for instance, the research questions that are being investigated, where and how results are presented, how to interact with policy makers, and how to make trade-offs regarding objective and normative stances.

This Early Career Event aims to support young scholars in thinking about ways they can make their work more relevant and accessible for policy-making. The event starts with a lecture by Prof. Dr. Magnus Gulgrandsen (University of Oslo) and plenary discussion on developments in driving and measuring societal impact of STI research, followed by two parallel workshop sessions:

  • One session focuses on the possibilities to use datasets with science, technology and innovation indicators as a source for policy-relevant analyses. This session will be led by Lionel Villard (ESIEE Paris) of the RISIS project.
  • The second session invites participants to develop their personal policy impact strategy by reflecting on e.g. impact motives, roles, challenges and ethical concerns. This will be led by Stefan de Jong (Tilburg University).

In both sessions, participants are encouraged to actively contribute and thereby get to know their peers. The event also contains a social program in the form of drinks and dinner.

6. SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENT  

The workshop will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday May 31st, 2022. There is also an evening programme, consisting of drinks and dinner.

2. VENUE  

The workshop takes place at Kaap Doorn conference hotel, in the vicinity of Utrecht. It can be reached by bus from Utrecht central station (see Google or 9292ov for directions). Workshop, lunch, drinks and dinner will be organized at a venue that also offers accommodation on the night of May 31st.

3. FEES AND PAYMENTS 

Eu-SPRI members: free of charge.
Non-Eu-SPRI members: €250,-.

This includes lunch, drinks, dinner and accommodation on May 31st. The event is organised independently from the Eu-SPRI Annual Conference on June 1-3, for which participants thus will need to register separately.

4. LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITEE  

See the organizing committee page.

5. CONTACT DETAILS

euspri2022@uu.nl