Science cafés for a sustainable future. Transdisciplinary communication to understand the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage in the Danube River Basin
Ádám, János Imre
The project addresses lack of transdisciplinary research in dealing with impacts of climate change on cultural heritage in the Danube River Basin, which are not sufficiently understood by science and inadequately treated by routine. Fostering mutual learning between lay public, policy-makers and scientists will lead to an improved state of the art in science, to more effective policies and to a raised lay public’s awareness of this real world problem. We aim to address these issues through 5 scientific cafés and the accompanying events in 5 cities in the DRB, each of them hosting one transdisciplinary team. The main activities to promote transdisciplinary research will include plenary discussions, facilitated by experts in communication, following screenings of films or panel discussions. Excursions will also foster understanding of discussed problems by representatives of all three involved groups. Transdisciplinary results will be disseminated e.g. through scientific papers, publications for politicians, a film and permanent exhibitions for lay public.
DIANET International School Proceedings
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
János Imre Ádám, Ivan Cerovac, Tamara Gajinov, Veronika Kalina, Laura Paris, Žiga Zwitter, "Science cafés for a sustainable future. Transdisciplinary communication to understand the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage in the Danube River Basin", in: Stefano Brumat (eds.) "DIAnet International School Proceedings 2015. The role of cultural heritage for the sustainable development of the Danube Region, Gorizia 14th-23rd March 2015", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp. 86-105.