European Summer School on Science Communication

In many current debates it is becoming increasingly difficult for science to make its voice heard. In times of so-called "alternative facts" scientific results are sometimes even deliberately ignored or manipulated to gain advantages.

In the future, this social debate will become increasingly stronger and probably also more aggressive.
Many researchers are consciously withdrawing more and more from this discussion. There are certainly many reasons for this, but it ultimately leads to the debate being conducted less and less with empirically verifiable data and more emotionally charged, irrational and interest-driven in the long term.

The withdrawal of scientists from the discourse is largely due to a lack of time, knowledge and structures.

The European summer school brings together young scientists to give them an idea on how to communicate their science.


The program starts on July 29 and ends August 02. The exact order of the lectures is given in the program to the right.
Please plan to arrive by 8:30 to make sure that we can register everyone before we start.

The program of the workshop is very interactive and offers a lot of space for working and interacting together.
After impulse lectures in the morning, innovative and sustainable concepts of science communication will be worked on in parallel group sessions.

The participants deliberately come from many different areas of science to generate as many ideas as possible.

The last day is dedicated to implementation, where possibilities are worked out for implementing the projects in concrete terms.

Program ES3C

Lecturers and Mentors

More information


Frankfurt offers a variety of hotels in all price ranges. If you want to stay close to campus, we recommend the relexa and Darmstädter Hof. For budget options in the vicinity we recommend the B&B hotel or Der Hof Niederursel


Registration is done via email. If you are applying for a travel grant, please include a short (1-2 pages) CV and a short statement why you want to join. 

Travel grants

The workshop is partly funded by DAAD, which enables us to offer travel grants for foreign students. In addition to 250€ for accommodation we can grant up to the allowances funded by DAAD. This depends on the country you travel from, a list can be found below. Please indicate in the registration that you require a DAAD grant. 


FIAS is located on the Campus Riedberg of the Goethe-University Frankfurt. It is easily reachable via public transport. Directions can be found here


In order to cover the costs of the workshop a fee of 100€ will be collected. This includes coffee breaks, the reception and the German evening. The account details will be given after registration. This fee can  be waived if you are eligible for a DAAD grant.


Organiser: Dr. Sascha Vogel

Contact: Ruth-Moufang-Str.1, 60438 Frankfurt