18-19 June 2015
Garching (near Munich), Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone

Programme & Speakers


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Confirmed keynote speakers

 Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla
 Scientific Director at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany

 Claus Madsen
 Senior Counsellor for International Relations and Member of the Cabinet of the ESO Director General

 John Womersley
 CEO of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK

Rolf Landua
 Head of Education and Public Outreach, CERN, Switzerland


Thursday 18th June: 14:00 to 18:00h, dinner at Franziskaner
Friday 19th June: 9:00 to 14:00h

Thursday 18th June:

Guided tour to ESO
This tour is offered on Thursday 11AM and will last about 30 minutes. ESO

Speed networking
On the first day, just before the workshop starts, participants who wish to do so will have the opportunity to get to know each other better through speed networking to take place over the first coffee-break.

Friday 19th June:
At 14:30 a guided tour at the FRM II neutron source is offered to a maximum number of 24 participants. It will last until about 17:00h.


  • What do the EU and funding organisations expect from public relations?

  • How is public relations organised at research infrastructures?

  • Experiences from PR officers and journalists (topical, parallel sessions).

    For a complete description of each session please click here.
- Public engagement with large scale facilities

- Communication to target groups

- Risk Communication

- PR of a facility under construction

- Best Practice

- Using social media for wide spread communication