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Nanodiode and the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations – EUSJA organize a 4-hours training workshop for science journalists on “Benefits and Risks of Nanotechnology”, with the aid of Science View. EUSJA is a NanoDiode partner; Science View is EUSJA’s Greek Member Association.

The workshop is to be held on 3rd December 2015 in Athens, Greece, at the library of NCSR Demokritos, in cooperation with the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN) of NCSR Demokritos.

The aim of the workshop is to bring science journalists closer to nano-researchers in the fields of science, technology and governance. Experts will introduce science journalists to nanotechnologies in order to put them into the position to better fulfill their role as critical moderators between researchers and their media audience.

Experts will show the science behind nanotechnology. They will explain what can be done with nano particles in products for medicine, electronics, materials, or consumer goods. Of course it will be shown what is already on the market, what is in the pipeline, and what are the challenges for future developments. Time is also reserved for a critical review of nanotechnology governance.

Some of the questions to be answered during the workshop are:

  • Nanotechnology is a rising topic for science journalists as the public is increasingly aware of ever new “nano” products entering the market. Are they dangerous? Are they safe? What is so interesting about “nano”?
  • Science journalists need good facts and arguments in order to deliver balanced and guiding information for their audiences. Can scientists help to clarify things? What angles are important to cover in reporting nanotechnology?

In addition the workshop will focus on subjects such as:

  • How can stakeholders and the general public (and science journalists) be engaged in issues such as emerging technologies, where a full involvement of critical social actors is essential?
  • What is the role of emerging technologies and R&I governing against the background of the serious economic crisis?


Please confirm your participation by sending email to Mr. Elias Aggelopoulos at by 23 November



What: Science Journalists Training Workshop on “Benefits and Risks of Nanotechnology”

When: 3rd December 2015, 10.00-14.00

Where: NCSR Demokritos/ Library, Athens, Greece

Fees: Free, registration recommended




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