Science communication in Flanders
You have just engaged in Science Communication. Perhaps it was your very first scicomm experience. If so, you're probably bursting with enthusiasm to continue to talk about your research / domain of expertise. But where to start? Well, we are keen to help you with this useful overview:
Science communication @ universities
Each university has a scicomm department that organises different activities, ranging from children universities, science cafés to -even- science stand-up comedy.
> KU Leuven
www.kuleuvenblogt.be - a blog for KU Leuven researchers (accepting Dutch and English blog entries)
> Universiteit Gent
> Universiteit Hasselt
2. Science communication outside of the university
Dag van de Wetenschap
Every last sunday of November the Flemish government organises the "Dag van de Wetenschap", with numerous science activities spread all over Flanders.
Pint of Science
The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting, fun, relevant talks on the latest scientific research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub.
Sound of Science Festival
Flanders very own first music/science festival organised by Toon Verlinden (The Floor is Yours), Hetty Helsmoortel and a bunch of volunteers.
The FWO hosts this annual (and completely free) event to foster the exchange between the press, science communicators and scientists. The program is mainly in Dutch, but there are also some English lectures & workshops https://www.fwo.be/nl/nieuws/aankondigingen/focusdag-wetenschapscommunicatie/
Wetenschapsbattle / Science Battle
The Floor is Yours organises this very cool contest that challenges researchers to explain their research to elementary school children.
The science monthly magazine EOS is always looking for enthusiastic scientist who would like to blog in Dutch) about their research / domain of expertise on the EOS-website www.eoswetenschap.eu/eosblogs
SciMingo organises a science communication academy for enthusiastic researchers who want to learn how to share their research as a comprehensible and compelling story. We focus on a.o. writing, infographics, video, social media and podcast. www.scicomm-academy.eu