Do you work in communications at a scientific academy? Does your job require you to organise events, liaise with press, update websites and manage social media? Do you struggle with the resources and skills you would need to support your academy in achieving its mission?

You are not alone!

SAPEA  and ALLEA are jointly organising a 2-day workshop aimed at anyone working on communications for a scientific academy, young academy or learned society from across Europe. It will be hosted at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and discuss the challenges, experiences, and best practices of communicating academies’ activities and engaging diverse stakeholders, including researchers, policymakers, and the public.

Who should attend?

You are welcome to take part free of charge if you are responsible for (or mainly work on) the communications and outreach activities of either of the following:

Please note that these meetings are not intended for senior academic representatives (e.g. international secretaries, presidents).

If more than one person from your academy or network would like to attend, each person should fill in this form separately.

Important note

In general, the academy or network that employs you is responsible for arranging and paying for your transport and accommodation for the meeting in Warsaw. However, we understand that the financial situation of some academies would make it difficult or impossible for their staff to attend. For this reason, SAPEA has set aside some funds to help offset the costs of travel and accommodation for those academies. In the case of high demand, priority will be given to academies from EU Widening countries, non-EU associated and accession countries. If you would like to apply for this financial assistance, please indicate this on the sign-up form.

Submitting this form does not automatically guarantee you a place. If we receive many more responses than we expect, we reserve the right to limit places. Please do not make final travel and accommodation plans until you have received confirmation from SAPEA that your place is booked.


17-18 October 2023

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In-person | Closed


Polish Academy of Sciences

Marcina Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warszawa, Poland



Toby Wardman

SAPEA Head of Communications