Comunicação em evento científico
Small Countries - Science Communication in Portugal
Marta Entradas (Entradas, M.);
Título Evento
PCST Conference - Session: Big challenges for small countries in science communication
Nova Zelândia
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PANEL 'Big challenges for small countries in science communication' organised by Brian Trench Science communication programmes, policies and practices have been spreading internationally for over two decades. A series of panels at PCST 2014 (Salvador, Brazil) considered how this was happening, applying common criteria to a dozen countries. Journal papers and special editions, and book chapters, have described the spread, perhaps more often stressing similarities than differences. Less attention has been paid to the political, economic, cultural and geographical factors that affect how wide and how deep the development of science communication is in particular countries. Nation-states tend to set boundaries and structures for science communication, as they do for other institutional and cultural developments. One factor shaping science communication may be the size and status of a country, that is, whether it has a central or peripheral standing in a region or continent, or in the world. This panel of science communicators and science communication scholars from smaller countries will discuss the disadvantages and possible advantages for these countries in adopting and promoting science communication for their needs. Among the issues to be considered are, on the one hand: the strong influence of larger, more powerful neighbours, and the perceived need to follow their example; the requirement of smaller countries to “talk up” their scientific achievements; the pressure in smaller countries for communities to conform to the national agenda. And, on the other hand: the relative ease of forming national networks and building inter-sectoral relations; the relative immediacy of access to power-holders and -influencers. The panelists will report and reflect on the experience of their countries, with reference to these issues. The countries and their rapporteurs on the panel are: Costa Rica - Alejandra Leon-Castella, Executive Director, Fundación CIENTEC Ireland – Brian Trench, PCST Network President; former co-ordinator, Masters in Science Communication at Dublin City University New Zealand – Fabien Medvecki, president, Science Communication Association of New Zealand; member, Local Organising Committee, PCST 2018 Norway – Rebecca Bruu Carver, Communications Adviser, Norwegian Institute of Public Health Portugal – Marta Entradas, Scientific Committee member, SciComPT, the Portuguese science and technology communication network; Marie Curie Fellow at London School of Economics
Small countries,science communication