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Do the public wish to be involved in the process of scientific research? If yes – how? These questions were asked in our public survey "Public attitudes to life sciences research in six European countries" and in the German and Swedish Science Barometers as well as in the Wellcome Trust monitor. The results from these studies will be presented at the session "Why should the public be engaged in Science?" at the Forum for Science Communication in Gothenburg on 3 April.

By using live polling and a dilemma café, the audience will be sampled for their opinions on future challenges of public engagement with science. The results of these discussions will be fed into the design of future co-creation activities within the ORION Open Science project. 

Speakers are:

Dr Luiza Bengtsson, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association 
Ricarda Ziegler, Wissenschaft im Dialog 
Gustav Bohlin, Vetenskap & Allmänhet
Imran Khan, Wellcome Trust
Ricarda Ziegler, Wissenschaft im Dialog 

Please get in contact with Maria Hagardt at VA for more information about the session and registration. A summary of the study "Public attitudes to life science research in six European countries" can be downloaded on our website and the full report is available in the deliverables section.

For more information about the Forum for Science Communication please see the event website.