Public engagement: Anchoring science in society and society in science

Public engagement is different from traditional science communication. In fact, it goes beyond it. In recent years, it has become established, especially in the Anglo-Saxon region, as a means of anchoring science more firmly in society and bringing society closer to science. Public Engagement is about bringing the understanding of science into society and impulses from society into the scientific realm. The urgency of this relationship between science and society cannot be ignored in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, rising global inequality and other major societal challenges.
The 17th Berlin Debate explored the role of public engagement in ensuring that science serves society and its needs, and that society is fully capable of harnessing the power of scientific knowledge to achieve greater well-being for people and planet.

Check out the discussion in the report.