In recent years, the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) has
been strengthening its activities in the promotion of science. We are
following the European example in which the increased importance of science
promotion is linked to the contribution of science in the development of a
knowledge-based society. The relationship and reciprocity between scientific
research and the challenges of modern society must be built and
strengthened. The Agency is realizing the latter through three sets of
||Excellent in Science
||Every year, ARRS
organizes events in which the scientific achievements of the past year
are presented for selection by the Scientific Research Councils.
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Science Communication Days
||In order to
support good quality scientific reporting in the media, the ARRS is
holding Science Communication Days for the first time in 2017, in
cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia. A three-day set of
events dedicated to raising awareness and acquiring skills in the field
of science communication will take place on 27-29 November 2017.
Science Communication Days are based on the Communication of Science
(KomZn) project, as part of which we have organized meetings since 2014,
with eminent journalists and experts in the field of science
communication. We began the workshops in 2014, when we hosted Dr Ian
Sample, Science Editor at the Guardian. In 2015, we invited Vivienne
Parry, a science publicist, lecturer and editor of natural science
programs on BBC Radio 4, and in 2016, we hosted a New York Times
columnist, George Johnson.
||Supporting the development and
establishment of innovative communication activities for the promotion
of Slovenian science
co-financed innovative communication activities since 2014, in the
Public Call for the Promotion of Slovenian Science Abroad framework.
Since 2014, the ARRS has co-financed the following activities: STA Krog
(STA Circle), Slovenska tiskovna agencija (Slovenian Press Agency), Meta
Znanost – Kje so naše ladje? (Meta Science – Where are our ships?),
Znanost na cesti (Science on the road) – Santena, the Tromba portal,
Črna škatla (Black Box) – an online magazine for cognitive science and
the Kvarkadabra portal (Quarkadabra) – a journal for the interpretation
In 2016 we introduced an additional activity to be supported.
Establishment, development and maintenance of Global networks, which connect
Slovenian scientists abroad with their counterparts in Slovenia are offered