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Outreach and communication support

BECC supports its researchers with different outreach and cooperation activities. As a BECC researcher you are also expected to highlight your affiliation when communicating your research. On these pages we have gathered valuable information and tools for outreach and communication. 

Outreach support

The BECC Grand Seminar series has the ambition to connect scholars across disciplines. The ultimate objective is to engage BECC scholars to build cross-disciplinary knowledge and competence through sharing and discussions. Thus, the focus is on broadening knowledge, rather than deepening, which is often the purpose of other seminars and workshops within BECC.

Who can arrange a Grand Seminar

Seminars can be suggestions from researchers, research groups but can also be initiated from the board. BECC themes can also arrange seminars; proposals for these should be submitted to theme leaders who take the decisions.

We also encourage to invite stakeholders to the Grand Seminars, both as guest speakers and as participants.

Decisions on BECC seminars are taken by the deputy coordinator.

Do you have suggestions for cross- and interdisciplinary seminars? Please contact Fariborz Zelli. 
fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: BECC%20seminar%20series)

Format

All the seminars have a similar format. They run for 2–3 hours. The seminar begins with an introduction of the theme followed by brief thought-provoking presentation by BECC and other invited scholars (10 mins) which should represent as broad a range of BECC research as possible. The seminar includes participatory session(s) including small group discussions under the guidance of a moderator.

Financing

Small financing and assistance to arrange and promote seminars are available.

Please consider gender aspects, inter-disciplinary aspects, synthesis, stakeholder and the connection between Gothenburg and Lund when sending in proposals for different activities.

Upcoming events

Scheduled seminars can be found in the BECC calendar

Upcoming events
 

BECC seminars are opportunities to gather researchers around central questions, emerging research topics or new research findings. Small financing support and assistance to arrange and promote seminars is available. A seminars can be suggested by researchers, Themes or the Board. Decisions on BECC seminars are taken by the BECC Board. 

Contact Fariborz Zelli for more information.
fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: BECC%20seminar%20series)

It is also possible to utilize the Workshop mechanism for outreach activities. Any member of BECC can apply for funds for workshops, but the Board in particular welcomes proposals from the Themes and Action Groups. A BECC workshop must be open for all BECC researchers.

More information about Workshops

BECC welcomes initiatives that results in interactions with stakeholders. Resources allocated to Themes can be used to such activities, but you are always welcome to contact us for more information, for example helping you to find potential stakeholders to contact. 

Contact Juliana Dänhardt for more information. 
juliana [dot] danhardt [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Also consider the Lund University Sustainability Forum, which is coordinated at CEC.

Sustainability Forum

Stakeholder interaction guide

In many research projects, stakeholder interaction is ad hoc rather than strategic and systematic. This guide provides advice on good practice, strategies and tools for researchers and research groups interested in finding effective ways to involve stakeholders in their research and have an impact on society.

The guide was written by Daniel Slunge (UGOT), Olof Drakenberg (UGOT), Anders Ekbom (UGOT), Maria Göthberg (UGOT), Åsa Knaggård (LU) and Ullrika Sahlin (LU). It was produced as part of the BECC financed research project STAKE – Practices and Barriers to Stake­holder Interaction – Challenges for Research Projects.

Download the stakeholders interaction guide

BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook

The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook has been created for researchers planning and carrying out research projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and may be a useful resource for the wider environmental science community. It is designed to assist research teams identify relevant stakeholders to engage with in order to enhance the impact of their work, and select appropriate methods of stakeholder engagement. 

Download the BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook

Presentation: From science to fact-based political decisions

In 2021 we had a visit from the communications consultant bureau Westanders. Nils Grunditz made an interesting presentation on the conditions for scientists to communicate and how to better reach decision makers while maintaining public trust in the research community and in science as basis for decisions.

Planning of meetings

Are you planning a meeting with many participants or a conference? Pleas use our Work plan for organisers of meetings and conferences in BECC.

Download Working Plan for organizers of meetings and conferences

Travel instructions

BECC pays for travel for researchers travelling to a BECC event. All trips shall be booked through your university´s travel agency.

We are working on finishing routines and templates for synthesis and policy briefs. More information will soon be available.

Communication support

If you are funded by BECC please acknowledge BECC in your papers and presentations. BECC PIs are always expected to highlight their BECC affiliation e.g. in BECC-relevant talks and publications. Examples: 

  • “X is supported by the Swedish government funded Strategic Research Area Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate, BECC.”
  • “The research presented in this paper is a contribution to the Strategic Research Area Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate, BECC, funded by the Swedish government.”

BECC has a couple of qucik communication channels where we communicate updates from the research environment. We welcome all input on content. 

Newsletter

BECC has an internal newsletter and e-mail list for all BECC researchers. In the newsletter we mainly publish information that are relevant to researchers within BECC.

Contactlina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Information%20to%20the%20BECC%20Newsletter) ( Lina Nikoleris) if you have any information, including newly published articles, that you would like to highlight.

Sign up for the newsletter

Twitter

BECC has a Twitter account where we publish ongoing updates from our research environment and close partners. 

Contact therese [dot] ek [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Content%20for%20BECCs%20Twitter) (Therese Ek) if you want us to tweet something.

Follow BECC on Twitter

 

 

Here you can find BECC templates and logos for download

Powerpoint template for BECC

Powerpoint template (PPT, 1.2 MB, new tab)

BECC logo

BECC logotype cmyk colours (JPG, 238 kB, new tab)

BECC logotype rgb colours (PNG, 47 kB, new tab)

If you need an information folder about BECC, you can download it on the link below. If you need it printed in a professional version, please contact therese [dot] ek [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: BECC%20information%20folder) (Therese Ek)

Download BECC Brochure