Programme Summer School

In the run-up of the Living Knowledge Conference there was a Pre-Conference „Summer School“ on Science Shops, from 8-9 May 2012 on the premises of the Bonn Science Shop. The Summer School aimed specifically to those with little or no experience in, or knowledge of Science Shops or Community-Based Research Offices. By participating in this crash course, you will be able to engage in follow-up discussions during the conference much more easily. It will also allow you to assess options for yourself to start one, should you wish to do so.
The workshop will be given by Science Shop coordinators with a long experience, from The Netherlands and Germany. On the second day, colleagues from Northern-Ireland will join the team. During the Living Knowledge Conference you could meet and talk with many more Science Shop staff from all around the world.
The PERARES project, funded by the European Commission under contract FP7-244264, and the Living Knowledge Network offer this Summer School for all who are interested at the reduced rate of 50,00 € which includes morning and afternoon refreshments and the lunch on Tuesday.

Programme Summer School

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Location: GSI, Room S 30

10.00 – 12.30 Introduction

  • Science Shops in the context of Public Engagement
  • General overview of how science shops operate (university based and non-university based)
  • Impact of science shops for various stakeholders
  • Examples of Science Shops & projects
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.30 Stakeholders and Partnerships CSOs:

  • Identifying CSO needs
  • From Societal Needs to Research Needs (intake, articulation)
  • From Research Needs to Research Questions (reframing)
  • Products and follow-up after the research (science shop’s involvement)

Researchers and Students:

  • Projects in curricula
  • Involving researchers / supervisors


  • Equitable partnerships
  • Establishing larger partnerships
  • Questions and Answers


Wednesday 9 May 2012

Location: GSI, Room S 30/S32

09.00 – 12.30 Options and Strategies to build a Science Shop

  • Operational Models & Funding
  • Job descriptions (role of coordinators; the mediation process)
  • Evaluations (Evaluating and Being Evaluated)
  • Resources (toolbox for Science Shops)
  • Identifying CSOs (demand)
  • Q & A all remaining questions, discussions on strategies, networking support
  • Certificates for participants
 12.30 Lunch