Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD)
Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD) aims to awaken and strengthen interest in science among people of every age and level of education. We achieve this by organising discussions, educational projects, exhibitions and competitions, all focused on science and research.
We develop new formats for science communication and run events across Germany to reach diverse target groups. Our goal is for as many people as possible to be involved in discussions about research, including its controversial aspects. WiD is a non-profit organisation founded in 1999 by the major German science organisations on the initiative of the ‘Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft’. WiD also has several foundations as partners and receives significant support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
During NUCLEUS’ capacity building phase, Wissenschaft im Dialog will contribute to the development of RRI recommendations and the RRI roadmap by bringing in its knowledge and expertise on public engagement in science and from working with partners in civil society and (science) journalism. During the second phase of NUCLEUS, which aims for the establishment of RRI test sites in different countries and contexts, Wissenschaft im Dialog will work together with other NUCLEUS partners (mainly EUSEA, BAST and Psiquadro) on developing formats and modules for 20 mobile NUCLEI all over Europe. Wissenschaft im Dialog will bring in its expertise in establishing new science communication formats and will support the hosts of these mobile NUCLEI in encouraging discussion, engagement and participation with diverse target groups as well as opening up new dissemination perspectives outside the consortium.
Markus Weisskopf and Ricarda Ziegler form the NUCLEUS team at Wissenschaft im Dialog.