Dr Stamm was invited to speak at the 2018 Horasis Global Meeting "Inspiring the Future" which took place from 5 to 8 May 2018 in the Portuguese city of Cascais. The Horasis Global Meeting aims to be the world's foremost annual gathering of business leaders who interact with heads of governments and key ministers as well as Nobel laureates and other thought leaders. The meeting's purpose is to advance solutions to today's most critical challenges.
Leaders who attended this year's summit included Mohamed ElBaradei, José Manual Barroso, Brice Lalonde, Carlos Moedas and Rajendra K. Pachauri.
Under the panel theme "Creativity in the Unknown", Dr Stamm spoke on future science and the need to foster interdisciplinary collaboration. Co-panellists included
Matias Barreiro (Argentina), Türker Bas (Turkey), Simone Kimpeler (Germany), Pete Klupar (US), Venkat Maatory (India), Timothy J. Nichol (UK) and Tom Simmons (UK).
For more information: www.horasis.org
Dr Julia Stamm of Science Leads has been appointed as Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Centre for Policy Futures (CFP), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Working closely with governments, international organisations, and key stakeholders, the CPF specialises in three policy areas:
- Science, Technology and Society
- Sustainable Development Goals and Capacity Building
- Trade, Foreign & Security Policy
To find out more about the Centre for Policy Futures, please click here: https://policy-futures.centre.uq.edu.au/
SCIENCE LEADS is recruiting a Student Research Assistant on part time basis in Berlin (approx. 10 hours/week to start with, with the possibility to do more in the future). The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
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SCIENCE LEADS is pleased to share the announcement of a new social media campaign to be launched on 5 March 2018, an initiative by colleagues from Sustainably Society at Groningen University, The Netherlands.
Worldwide, research budgets for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) face increasing pressure, partly because the crucial role
of SSH research and the contributions it can make to addressing today's challenges is not always well understood. The campaign aims to make the voice of the SSH heard and help convince
policy makers and research funders of the importance of investing in SSH research.
What: Social media campaign #SSHare your contribution
When: Starting 5 March 2018
Action: Show why SSH research is important by writing this on the A4 document which you can download via the link below, take a picture and #SSHare it online!
For more information and to download the document: https://www.rug.nl/research/sustainable-society/communication/sshare
On 13 October 2017, SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) held a one-day conference, Crossing Boundaries: New approaches for science advice to policy, in Tallinn, Estonia. The event took place as part of the Estonian Presidency of the European Council.
The conference brought together speakers from the academic community, the policy sphere, the private sector, social enterprise and the media to discuss opportunities and challenges of cro-creating solutions to pressing policy issues.
Key messages of the conference were:
The full conference report is now available: www.sapea.info/Insights1.
Dr Stamm of Science Leads had the pleasure to moderate the event.
"If we as scientists are not willing to communicate about the importance of science and to advocate for science, who will?"*
Many of today's political decisions have strong scientific underpinnings. Also, policy makers can, and often do, benefit from the expertise provided by researchers. The role of scientists, however, seems to be changing. In the past, researchers tended to support the stance that they should simply lay their knowledge out there and let the public and policy makers decide what to do with it.
In the light of increasing anti-science rhetoric and proposals, however, there is increasing agreement that scientists need to be more visible in the public debate. Increasingly, scientists are viewed - and at times expected - as going beyond merely providing scientific options, taking on more active roles in policy deliberations and actively engaging in dialogue and exchange with stakeholders.
But what does it actually mean to be an advocate for and in science? How to communicate with stakeholders, with the political world? Being an effective science advocate and communicator requires acquiring new skills, in addition to the broad skill set that reseachers have already. To teach the skills and tools for strategic science advocacy is the focus of a new workshop format developed by SCIENCE LEADS.
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*K.N. Jones-Jamtgaard/C.Lee in: MBoC Perspective 2017, Vol. 8, 2158
This was the leading question discussed by a select group of experts (science policy makers, researchers, practioners, research and impact managers), among them Dr Julia Stamm from Science Leads, when they gathered for a workshop in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 October.
The workshop was organised by the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project consortium Dandelion (www.dandelion-europe.eu). Entitled "Valorisation Activities and SSH Research Ripeness for Impact", participants presented and discussed examples of best practice fostering fruitful exchange between SSH researchers and stakeholders from policy, civil society and business, and, thus, leading to sustainable impact.
For more information: http://www.dandelion-europe.eu/en/news-media/news/dandelion-news/valorisation-activities-and-ssh-research-ripeness-for-impact-dandelion-workshop-.html
On 5 October, Dr Julia Stamm of Science Leads and Dr Irina Michalowitz of IM Consult joined forces to hold an evening of exchange and debate around the topic of "Leadership for women" at the Aspen Institute in Berlin. Topics covered included values-based leadership, career strategies, group dynamics, skills development, work-life balance. Our thanks go to the team of the Aspen Institute who kindly convened and hosted the event.
To find out more about our formats and the topics we cover, just get in touch.
On 29 and 30 May 2017, the high-level summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS took place in Berlin, in the context of the German Group of Twenty (G20) presidency. It brought together the world’s leading think tanks and over 1.000 participants and 100 Young Global Changers from all over the world. Their common mission: to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our planet and to propose research-based policy solutions to the G20 leaders.
Dr Julia Stamm of SCIENCE LEADS was trusted with the conference management, supported by a great team based at the German capital newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.
For more information on the summit and to read the T20 policy briefs: https://registration.global-solutions.international/
In times of eroding trust in expertise and experts and the appearance of 'alternative facts', what is the role for social sciences and humanities in
providing scientific advice to policy?
On 25 April, the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), the Stiftung Mercator and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) co-organised a one-day workshop to discuss the challenges, opportunities and best practices of social science advice to policy.
The role of social sciences in public policy processes is an increasing focus of academic and science policy debates, with regular calls for better integration of
social science evidence and expertise in policy advice processes. The challenges, however, are manifold. Hence, reflecting on the societal and political context of science policy advice in
general and on the pitfalls and prospects of social science advice is both essential and timely.
You can download the full workshop report here:
Dr Stamm is proud to join g-read - global research and develop ambassadors - as its Ambassador for Brussels
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November 2016: SCIENCE LEADS supports the first International Symposium on Collective Behaviour Change of the KLASICA network in Taipei,
The Knowledge, Learning and Societal Change Alliance (KLASICA), an international Research and Action Alliance, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany, held its first international symposium on 21-24 November 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.
KLASICA is a new international effort using the wide range of intellectual lenses of the natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities to understand conditions
that enable or obstruct collective behaviour change and societal transformation to just and equitable sustainable futures and to use the evolving understanding to foster that change.
The Taiwan KLASICA symposium was the first in a series of events intended to advance understanding of and stimulate action on collective behaviour change. Its focus was on studying cases of isolated and island communities in Asia seeking paths to sustainable futures. Dr Julia Stamm contributed her expertise in bringing together international and interdisciplinary researchers and practioners and devising a highly interactive workshop agenda, combined with in-depth case studies and and a results-oriented approach.
For more information on the KLASICA network, its activities and the Taipei workshop:
Held under the Slovak EU Presidency, the conference took place on 15 and 16 November 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The conference aimed to illustrate the indispensable contribution that the social sciences and humanities (SSH) bring to the workings of democratic societies and to underline the vital role SSH research has and should continue to have in the EU science policy agenda.
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July 6th, 2016 - issue 155, p. 4, Forschung und Lehre
Science Leads, based in Berlin and Brussels, and Montroix (www.montroix.com), based in Canberra and Brisbane, are pleased to announce a new collaboration.
Since both companies offer high quality services in similar fields, we have agreed to collaborate to broaden our collective reach and impact and extend our services. Together we now offer to prepare and conduct visits and fact-finding missions for individuals or delegations to some of the most innovative regions on the globe.
We know the research and innovation landscapes in Germany, the broader Europe and Australia. Depending on your institution’s strategic objectives, we will identify the right people to meet and the relevant institutions to visit so that you will achieve the intended outcome in the most productive and most efficient way. Based on our expertise and experience, we will organise trips for your delegations, prepare their agendas, set up meetings and, if required, support them on the ground and during their meetings. We offer the complete package to make your international outreach even more successful.
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Publication in Pan European Networks, Science & Technology, Issue 18, March 2016
24 February 2016 at the Representation of the State of Hessen, Brussels
copyright: Hessische Landesvertretung / Vivian Hertz