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Media Outreach Training for Young Researchers in the field of Climate and Energy

Wednesday 17 April 2024
TU Delft | The Hague
Bezuidenhoutseweg 63
Den Haag

In 2022, Climate Action Hub of TU Delft | The Hague and KlimaatHelpdesk have jointly hosted the first Media Training in The Hague. Together with more than 30 PhD’s and post-docs, we have discussed challenges of communicating the rapidly evolving insights of climate research to society. Participants have been intensively trained in how to generate public interest for their research and how to present themself in the media with confidence.

Climate Action Hub of TU Delft | The Hague and KlimaatHelpdesk will continue with the media outreach training for PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in April 2024. The aim is to equip early career climate researchers with communication skills and tools to prepare for presence with media independently in their career future. The basic training focuses on a general introduction to science communication and media. This training is targeted towards early career researchers with no prior experience in science communication and media.

Basic Training: Introduction to science communication and media

In this training, you will gain confidence in dealing with the media and understanding of the role of social media in science communication. You will engage and build your skills through hands-on case studies. The training will be conducted in English.

Tentative time: 10 -17 hrs
Symbolic fee: 50 euro per candidate
Maximum capacity: 25 participants
Location: TU Delft | The Hague, Bezuidenhoutseweg 63, Den Haag

How to submit your application

We invite Dutch PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a university or research institute to participate, regardless of prior outreach experiences.

Registration Deadline: 1 March 2024

To register, please click the button below. Registration will close when the maximum capacity is reached. Program details will be announced once confirmed.

About the Climate Action Hub, TU Delft The Hague

The Climate Action Hub is part of TU Delft’s Climate Action Programme, through which TU Delft aims to take the lead in tackling climate change. The Climate Action Hub is a physical meeting place where administrators and policy makers, knowledge institutions, citizens and businesses can work together on concrete solutions to climate challenges.

About KlimaatHelpdesk

KlimaatHelpdesk.org is the go-to platform for citizens with climate-related questions. It is an independent communications platform that connects the public with scientists and experts. Visitors receive a peer-reviewed answer to their question from a network of affiliated scholars and experts. KlimaatHelpdesk archives the question and corresponding answer on the website and thereby provides an expanding, easily accessible source of reliable and evidence-based information. Since the official launch in November 2020, over 250 enthusiastic experts have answered and/or reviewed over 130 questions in various disciplines: from meteorology, oceanography and biology to psychology, law, and philosophy.

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