The workshop will be led by a team that’s working on the UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers, an important standard-setting instrument which not only codifies the goals and value systems by which science operates, but also emphasizes that these need to be supported and protected if science is to flourish.
Speakers: John Crowley, Chief of Section for Research, Policy and Foresight in UNESCO; April Tash, Programme Specialist – Lead for the Recommendation on Science, UNESCO
Facilitator: Andrea Troncoso, EUSEA
The SDGs are a bold commitment to tackle some of the more pressing challenges facing the world today. All 17 Goals interconnect, meaning success in one affect success for others. Dealing with the threat of climate change impacts how we manage our fragile natural resources, achieving gender equality or better health helps eradicate poverty, and fostering peace and inclusive societies will reduce inequalities and help economies prosper. In short, this is the greatest chance we have to improve life for future generations.
If we believe that science is more than a material dimension, and that it means access to knowledge, participation and is essential to build democratic societies, the SDG´s become a fertile soil on which we plant our stakes. The SDGs are unique in that they cover issues that affect us all, making sure no one is left behind. More importantly, they involve us all to build a more sustainable, safer, more prosperous planet for all humanity.
This workshop is an invitation to reflect and set an action plan that will begin or continue (depending on the participant´s contexts) the explicit endorsement of this policy umbrella, that will allow to aligne and to boost the programmes, projects and activities that involve science and public engagement, towards a conscious and active sustainable future that begins today.
- A clear understanding of the aim of the SDG´s with simple idea-nuggets that will enable participants to explain them to their own teams, boosting their advocacy.
- Methods and elements that facilitate their actionability and practice in different contexts that link public engagement and open science.
- Introduction of participants and speakers
- Story of the SDGs: Milestones and where are we now
- Case studies
- SGD´s and science engagement: evident and not so evident links
- Your own personal action plan
- What´s next?
The workshop includes ice-breakers dynamics, presentations and interactive activities oriented to get practical results.