Section on Public Engagement and Communication
Biotechnology has a key impact on an incredible number of things in our daily life.
Scientific discoveries force society to face new questions on the development and the applications of research. Therefore, it is necessary to give impulse and to develop a new culture of knowledge, which is able to bring together the opportunities of life science and the demands of safety, health issues and quality of life, of the economy and the sustainable development.
In order to achieve this, it is essential to make decisional and scientific processes transparent to the public and to communicate effectively with citizens. It is also fundamental that scientists do not forget to be citizens in the first place.
A more participatory scientific development requires new ways of interaction, new tools for communication, new decisional processes, a new scientific culture and a better engagement with the public, as well as training in communication.
The EFB Section on Public Engagement and Communication aims at bridging together the so many experiences in Europe and network those active in public engagement and communication in the field of biotechnology, from every sector, and from many disciplines.
The Section is engaged in creating new partnerships for European projects, in exchanging best practices, in training scientists and new professionals and engaging with schools.
Professor Lanfranco Masotti (Chairman)
Pier Francesco Bellomaria
Marino Golinelli Foundation
via Ragazzi del ’99 no.5
40133 Bologna Italy
Tel. 0039. 051.310681
Fax 0039. 051.389929