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ESOF 2020

EuroScience Open Forum, ESOF, will take place in on 2–6 September. The Swedish Research Council will host one session, on 3 September.


2 - 6 September 2020


Digital meeting.

The European Science Open Forum, ESOF, is a biennial pan-European conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation, gathering on average about 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries. This year it will be mainly scheduled as an online event.

The Swedish Research Counsil is co-organising the session The quest for reliability in the face of an "infodemic": handling scientific uncertainty in unfolding debates on 3 September at 12:00-13:30.

Welcome to join and engage in a dialogue session which will discuss how researchers, engagement practitioners, journalists and institutions can get involved in public debates about science and evidence and equip people to make assessments about reliability, particularly when those debates are controversial; with a focus on communicating what we know and how. How can uncertainty and tradeoffs be communicated well?



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