THE GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT
At Falling Walls Engage, we aim to inspire and connect creative individuals who engage communities with science all around the world. We work to build an international community of Science Engagers who develop fresh approaches and innovative formats from the grassroots to the institutional level.
We strive to expand the recognition of Science Engagement practices worldwide together with a strong international alliance of partners and stakeholders, with the belief that a better understanding and appreciation of science can help tackle global societal challenges.
We are proudly supported by our founding partner, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a catalyst for science on pressing social issues and successful interchange between stakeholders with different expertise and perspectives.
WHAT IS SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT?
We define Science Engagement as activities, events, or interactions bridging the gap between science and society to generate mutual learning and mutual benefits, and belonging to the spectrum between public engagement in science and science communication. Engagement is per definition a two-way process with the goal to shape and co-create scientific process together, to promote active involvement of the public and researchers in scientific knowledge production.
At Falling Walls Engage we seek participatory formats of all levels: from co-productive research and public panels to arts-driven or entertaining approaches – the common ground is the inclusion of and impact on all sides involved.
THE ENGAGE COMMUNITY WORLDWIDE
The Falling Walls Engage community is a dynamic international network made up of former Falling Walls Finalists, partner organisations and events participants. The community takes part in activities all year round, with a focus on co-learning, cross-sectoral exchange and knowledge transfer. These physical and digital events are a unique opportunity for Science Engagers to compare experience from different regional contexts, formulate common challenges, and build intercultural and interdisciplinary synergies.