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Who We Are


What We Do

EUSEA is Europe’s fast-growing network of public engagement professionals in the fields of research, innovation and education. Our membership comprises a diverse mix of individual experts and established organisations sharing a common goal of involving societal actors in the lifecycle of knowledge creation.

EUSEA is internationally connected, with active collaborations in several countries around the world. Drawing on the strength of our members and governance, we are a recognized leader in engagement policy and practice and a partner of choice within many European Commission-funded projects.

EUSEA represents a vital bridge between science and society, interpreting science in its widest sense to encompass the myriad of subject areas that together advance discovery, from natural and social science to the arts and humanities. We create platforms that encourage exchange and bring together researchers, communities, policymakers and innovators, striving to foster engagement practice that makes an impact across Europe.

Join us today – and become part of Europe’s most dynamic and progressive engagement family.

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Meet The EUSEA Board

Kenneth Skeldon, Scotland


Research Engagement Manager, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Ken Skeldon currently leads Research Engagement at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK. Before he took up this position in 2021, he was Head of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK. Prior to this he was Head of Public Engagement, Festival and Events at the University Aberdeen, Scotland. Ken has worked in a number of public engagement settings over the years, including Glasgow Science Centre (developing exhibits and outreach kits for the Centres launch 2000 – 2001), the Hunterian Museum (where he was Honorary Curator and exhibition designer from 2004 – 2008) and Chair of the Board of Directors at Aberdeen Science Centre (2015 – 2017). He began his career as a researcher in physics, working on gravitational wave detection and optics before being awarded a UK NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Fellowship in 2005 which catalysed his career transition to public engagement. He received an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2012 for services to science engagement.

Rony Ben-Chaim, Israel


Deputy Director-General, Operations & Projects,
Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem

Rony serves as the Deputy Director-General, Operations & Projects at the Bloomfield Science museum Jerusalem. The Museum is one of Israel’s most prominent institutions for informal science education and communication, providing life-changing experiences and fostering dialogue between various sectors of the community. The mission of the museum is to arouse curiosity and to deepen understanding of the natural and technological worlds. s the Deputy Director- General of the Museum, Rony oversees the day-to-day operation of the institution, coordinates staff and volunteers, and manages the development process of new exhibitions, visitor experiences, and special events. Rony studied Life Sciences for a Bachelor’s degree and Public Policy for a Master’s degree both at the Hebrew University Jerusalem.

Maria Hagardt, Sweden


International Relations and Communications Manager, Vetenskap & Allmänhet

Maria Hagardt is the International Relations and Communications Manager at Vetenskap & Allmänhet (VA, Public & Science), where she bridges the gap between science and society. She manages EU projects like GENDERACTIONplus and ORION Open Science and is the Hub Manager for Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden. Her extensive experience includes roles as a National Contact Point for EU Horizon 2020 and FP7, influencing EU policy on science and society interaction. She is a member of national reference groups for the Horizon Europe WIDERA programme and ERA Forum, and a national expert in the European Commission’s Mutual Learning Exercise on Public Engagement.

Andrea Brunello, Italy


Direzione Artistica, Italy

Researcher, playwright, director, actor, teacher, science communicator, and podcaster, Andrea Brunello works at the boundary between theatre and science. He is a graduate of the three-year program “SAT – SCHOOL AFTER THEATRE advanced training program” led by the Russian director and pedagogue Jurij Alschitz and affiliated with the EATC/Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) of Moscow (Russia). On the scientific side, Andrea holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University (New York). He is also a graduate of the University of Trento (Italy) Master in Communication of Science and Innovation.

David Price


Business Development Manager, Science Made Simple

David Price is the Business Development Manager for Science Made Simple, a UK-based social enterprise. For 17 years, he has specialized in STEM communication, seeking collaborative opportunities globally. He is an award-winning STEM communication trainer and performer, utilizing street performance techniques to engage the public. With 26 years of experience in science communication, he has worked in over 50 countries, creating and delivering public engagement materials. His roles have included exhibit building, outreach management, and large multi-stakeholder project collaboration. His work emphasizes the importance of community involvement in developing effective public engagement projects.

Dr. Annette Klinkert, Germany


CEO of city2science, Germany

Annette Klinkert is EUSEA Director since 2016. With a professional background in city management, she founded city2science – Science Communication and Strategy Consulting in 2012. city2science facilitated and conceptualizes innovative communication approaches connecting scientific institutions with urban and regional development strategies. Annette Klinkert has initiated and organized a number of large-scale science communication formats across Germany, such as the science festivals GENIALE, WissensNacht Ruhr, FameLab Germany and MakerFaire Ruhr, and facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogues and co-creative innovation strategies such as Knowledge Metropolis Ruhr.