Outreach is a key part of our new cross-disciplinary initiative Algorithms, Data and Democracy
As part of the cross-disciplinary initiative Algorithms, Data and Democracy, VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN have earmarked DKK 20 million for an outreach and public engagement component to create strong links between the researchers and society at large. This will disseminate research findings to the general public, and channel their ideas and experiences back to the researchers. In this way, the research will make a difference in society.
The project's outreach component will bring together the research component with a widely ranging high-visibility dissemination and policy component designed to engage citizens, public- and private-sector decision-makers, civil society organisations, IT professionals and other stakeholders.
The outreach component also includes a designated Knowledge Broker to bridge and mediate between the research team and decision makers in public policy.
VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN have appointed Lisbeth Knudsen to coordinate the outreach component and David Budtz Pedersen as Knowledge Broker.
A background document by Lisbeth Knudsen and David Budtz Pedersen describing their thoughts on the outreach-part of the initiative can be downloaded here.