Democratisation of Science Workshop

May 28-30, 2018, Université de Lyon, France

The two-and-half-day international workshop is the closing event of the DEMOCRASCI project, which deals with the epistemological foundations and principles for the democratisation of the governance of science (for more details on the DEMOCRASCI project, see the project presentation page).

Topics include but are by no means limited to: arguments underlying advocacy of the autonomy of science; soundness of the demarcation between basic and applied research; scientific knowledge as a common good and public-interest driven research; public participation in science; socially responsible science; practical forms of democratic governance of science; role of scientific experts in the governance of science, etc.

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Participants who will not give a talk are welcome and are asked to register by emailing Stéphanie Ruphy ( and Baptiste Bedessem ( in advance. There is no registration fee.

Further information regarding invited speakers can be found here.

Posted: May 21, 2018