Policy makers do not listen to scientists…… but are scientists genuinely interested in policy ?’

  • What are the mechanism to increase effective science policy interactions?

  • How to make policy makers listening to scientists?

  • Are scientists effectively interested in policy?

  • How can scientists have an effect on policy?


What is the role of scientists in raising public awareness?

  • Can we give examples of how awareness has influenced policy?

  • What are the mechanism for wider communication to the general public?


What are the challenges for scientists as change makers in different settings? (policy, education, industry,..)

  • What are opportunities?

  • What are risks or dangers?

  • Examples of good and bad practices


How can an international network of alumni become a change agent?

  • What is the potential of an alumni network as change agent ?

  • What are possible mechanisms?