Frankfurt. July 2023. science. communicated!

The selection of the supported students has been made.
You can still join the European Summer School on Science Communication - for more info please write a short mail to:


...why should you join?

In many current debates it is becoming increasingly difficult for science to make its voice heard. In times of so-called „alternative facts“ scientific results are sometimes even deliberately ignored or manipulated to gain advantages.

In the future, this social debate will become increasingly stronger and probably also more aggressive.
Many researchers are consciously withdrawing more and more from this discussion. There are certainly many reasons for this, but it ultimately leads to the debate being conducted less and less with empirically verifiable data and more emotionally charged, irrational and interest-driven in the long term.

The withdrawal of scientists from the discourse is largely due to a lack of time, knowledge and structures.

The European summer school brings together young scientists to give them an idea on how to communicate their science.



The program starts on July 17 and ends July 21, 2023.


The school is for everyone who wants to communicate their science better.


The ES3C will take place at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

How much?

The school is supported by the Joachim Herz Stiftung and scholarships for students are available. Please check whether you can apply.


The European Summer School on Science Communication combines input from experienced lecturers with practical exercises. You will create a couple of pieces of science communication, explore different formats and meet great people while doing so. Among others the following topics will be discussed. 

After the school you participate in the workshop SCI-COM-E – the European Meeting on Science Communication. Here you can build your network and meet interesting people from various fields of science communication.

Introduction to Science Communication

A short introduction into science communication at the very beginning. This will get us up to speed to tackle the projects.

How to break down your "scary" science

Science is complicated. Sometimes science is scary. Science communication should not be. But how do we match these statements?

Social Media

Communicating your science online has great potential. Chosing the right platform with the right formats will be the topic of this workshop.

Science in the media

How to handle and present science in the media will be discussed during the ES3C.

Digital Science Communication

Using digital tools is a great way to make life easier in science communication. Various examples will be shown during this workshop.


One of the most used formats for science communication! How to start a podcasting from the first idea to the final publication will be discussed here.


The program starts Monday, July 17 at 9:00 and ends Wednesday at lunch. 

Then the SCI-COM-E starts, which will start right after lunch and go until Friday afternoon. 

All students who get support for travel and accommodation will join from Monday to Friday.

The ES3C is supported by the Joachim Herz Foundation

Thus we will be able to give out scholarships, which will cover travel costs and accommodation. 

Application for these scholarships is possible for PhD and Master students and the scholarships are awarded as a lump sum.



Accommodation can be supported with 250€ for the whole week.


Travel support depends on the country of origin. We can cover 80% of the below mentioned DAAD lumpsums, which serve as a reference point for the reimbursement.
Please refer to the official list for the respective amounts.
Unfortunately it is only available in German, however the names can be translated using online tools.


Please note that the support will be given as a lump sum. There is no way to increase or change it. The support is only possible if you join the full event.

Please apply by sending an e-mail to 

Include a 1-page CV and a 1-page motivation letter why you want to join the school. Selection will be made by end of May. 


The lecturers of the European Summer School on Science Communication cover a broad range of science communication. 

Emilia Miller will cover science communication. 

Till Kuske will cover the communication of sensitive topics.

Petra Buljević Zdjelarević and Marko Košiček will cover science in the media.

Sascha Vogel will cover an introduction to science communication.


 More details about the lecturers can be found here



Nice experience, great networking, awesome people and fascinating group projects.​
Participant ES3C 2019
Very nice and enjoyable experience. I learned quite a lot. And I was on the of the lecturers :)​
Lecturer ES3C 2019
Inspiring and creative.

Participant ES3C 2019



Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany



The school would not be possible without the help and support of the partners.