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VOICES at the ECSITE Annual Conference

6 June 2013
  • International conference

VOICES was publicly presented, for the first time, during the ECSITE Annual conference, that took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on June 6-8 2013 with 1058 participants.The Conference is the most prominent meeting of science communication professionals in Europe.

VOICES was discussed during the event «Citizen participation in policy making», on Thursday 6th June. The panel was chaired by Andrea Bandelli, Science communication advisor, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and was composed by:

Gilles Laroche, Head of Unit “Ethics and Gender”, European Commission – Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Brussels, Belgium
Jacqueline Broerse, Professor of Innovation and Communication, Athena Institute – VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marzia Mazzonetto, Senior Project Manager, Ecsite, Brussels, Belgium
Richard Watermeyer, Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK


  • voices



VOICES was a ground-breaking consultation, using the opinions of people across the EU to shape the future of European research. 1,000 citizens participated in focus groups run by Ecsite members, expressing their hopes, fears, concerns and ideas on the theme of urban waste. The results of this consultation have directly informed policy, as they were fed into several research calls for the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme.