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ESOF 2024

EuroScience Open Forum, ESOF, will take place in Katowice in Poland, on 12–15 June. The Swedish Research Council will host one session, on 13 June, about open science and democracy.


13 June 2024




Ball Room A, International Congress Centre (MCK), Katowice, Polen


The registration is open. Participation is free of charge.

Open science practices – drivers for democracy

Advances in levels of democracy over the last decades across the globe have been wiped out. Seven out of ten people live in autocracies, according to measurements by the Varieties of Democracy Institute. Conflicts, climate change, scarce and unevenly distributed resources add to the grand challenges the world is facing.

Science is key to find sustainable solutions for society. How can we ease and broaden accessibility to research-based knowledge and make it available to everyone who needs it?

How is research and democracy connected? How can open science practices strengthen democratic developments and research-informed decisions, as well as counter ambiguous claims and disinformation? AI developments come with new challenges but also with new opportunities.

Let’s discuss how to make research an even more useful tool for democratic societal developments! Learn about relevant research and inspiring open science practices and frameworks in different countries. And contribute to round table discussions with your own ideas and experiences.



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