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Seminar: Communicating EU funded research

Join this seminar to learn about communication and dissemination strategies for EU funded projects, and be inspired by UiB colleagues' experiences.

Photo collage - whales and sponges
SponGES is an international, EU funded research project coordinated by UiB. The whale with plastic bags in its stomach was discovered outside Bergen in January, and the news story went viral. Photos: SponGES (left) and Christoph Noever, UiB (right).

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Communicating science is crucial to achieving impact in society. Communication and dissemination strategies are also required in Horizon 2020 projects.

The seminar is organized by the Communication Division and the BOA team for research advisers, communication advisers, researchers and others at UiB who are involved in Horizon 2020 proposals and projects.

The seminar is fully booked.

Preliminary program 

08:30Registration, coffee and tea 
09:05The discovery of the "plastic whale" - a researcher's experienceTerje Lislevand
09:35Introduction to the terms Impact, Communication, Dissemination, Exploitation in Horizon 2020Kristof Vlaeminck
10:20Coffee break 
10:40Communicating international sponge research - from proposal stage to running the SponGES project.Martina Milanese and Joana R. Xavier


Terje Lislevand is a zoologist at the University Museum of Bergen, and one of the researchers behind the "plastic whale" discovery.
Kristof Vlaeminck is the head of the UiBs Brussels office.
Martina Milanese, Studio Associato Gaia, is Communication/dissemination partner in the UiB coordinated Horizon 2020 project SponGES.
Joana R. Xavier is the Scientific Manager of SponGES.