Youth Workshop "Science Communication in Times of War"


Together with Eurozine and Radio Orange, RECET is realizing its very first youth project: reaching out to youngsters living in Vienna and introducing them to the professional world of academic research and science communication.



In this workshop, we will work with a group of Ukrainian youngsters who became refugees at the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion and who are going to school in Vienna. Participants will learn the basics of how scientific research is done, how it is brought to paper in the form of academic texts and circulated in professional circles and within the general public. We will discuss what motivates the youngsters to (learn how to) read academic texts and what discourages them from acessing scientific knowledge. The youngsters will then prepare for a meeting with the researchers of the University of Vienna by formulating questions and requests to scientists who hope to engage young audiences with their work. 

Venue: House project Bikes & Rails, Emilie-Flöge-Weg 4, 1100 Vienna.

The workshop will be followed by 2-3 open forums, in which this youth group will meet scientists (in a format of their own choosing) to discuss research related to migration. With the support of Eurozine’s editors, the young adults will then publish a podcast series revolving around science communication and their own experiences from the project and beyond.

This event is part of the project "Knowledgeable Youth/Vom Wissen der Jungen" sponsored by the City of Vienna.

Project coordinator (RECET) and workshop facilitator: Irena Remestwenski
Project coordinator (Eurozine): Anna Klein
Youth group: Educational Hub "Free People", founder Iryna Khamayko
Organisational assistance & PR: Leonid Motz