THE GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT
Falling Walls Engage is the global platform for Science Engagement hosted by the Falling Walls Foundation in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
We believe that public trust and involvement in science plays a central role in addressing global challenges, achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and contributing to the overall wellbeing of society. Our mission is to connect and support established and emerging Science Engagement stakeholders to generate mutual benefits for science and communities all around the world.
We showcase successful Science Engagement projects and inspire knowledge transfer within a global, inclusive and supportive community. We create unique opportunities for exchange, collaboration, and capacity building for current and future practitioners, as well as institutions, and the public. We strive to embed Science Engagement on an institutional level and establish it as an asset to any scientific career.
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 across the spectrum of 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.