The Science communication trainings are practical trainings targeted at the Science communication coordinators of the COST Actions, who are responsible for dissemination and promotion of their Action network. Within the science communication trainings COST Academy offers trainings on the following topics.
Social media trainings
The social media trainings focus on the importance of social media in science communication and how the Action science communication coordinators can best communicate their Action network activities using social media.
Media skills training
The practical media skills training focuses on media interviews and building the right message to promote the COST Actions to journalists and media. The training will prepare the participants for interaction with online, print, radio and television journalists and give practical information, exercises, and tips on how to give an effective media interview.
The training focuses on storytelling and writing about the COST Action network to the Action main target groups. Using theory and exercises the training offers the Science communication coordinators knowledge on how to write a story in a way that the journalists are interested in it across different media.
Mobile video training
The hands-on mobile video training teaches the Science communication coordinators how to shoot and edit videos on their own phones to promote their COST Action on different platforms.
How to present your research with impact
During the training the Science communication coordinators will learn how to make an impactful scientific presentation on their Action in a clear and convincing manner, tailored to the needs of the target groups.