The 13th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PSCT 2014), held in Salvador – Brazil ( 5th to 8th MAY), is one of the most important events in Science Communication. Ale Okada from the Open University Uk and Matteo Merzagora from TRACES France – both members of ENGAGE – participated in this event and disseminated ENGAGE project with their colleagues and networks.
The PCST 2014 conference aims to raise more inclusive strategies, improve citizenship through public engagement and to discuss new models and practices for communication and participation. The Central Theme was Science communication for social inclusion and political engagement.
Public Communication of Science and Technology aims to include particularly low income people who have no access to education and to science materials; people who live in remote areas and have no access to science spaces and science goods; immigrants who have difficulty in understanding the language and the cultural context; disabled people, etc.
The PCST in Brazil aims at addressing these issues, evoking the debate on how to raise more inclusive strategies, both in developing and developed world, as well as to improve citizenship through public engagement in science and technology and build novel models and practices for communication and participation.