Training courses, events and resources for professionals involved in face-to-face science engagement develop the skills of professionals interacting with lay audience in the field of science and technology

The École de la Médiation is a multi-partner project running by Universcience in association with three teaching and research institutions – Cnam, Université Paris-Saclay and Université Paris Cité – and three organizations dedicated to public engagement with science : Les Petits Débrouillards, Planète Science and Traces.

It supports the development of skills in face-to-face science engagement :

  • 2-days training courses for professionals involved in scientific dissemination, science outreach, public engagement with science, including facilitators, science explainers, educators, researchers
  • Monthly meetings with science educators and facilitators community to learn about innovative tools, challenge your practices and extend your network
  • Research & Development of innovative practices and representations in face-to-face science engagement activities
  • Sharing resources and tools on all these themes for professional in science communication

Our mission

  • Pass on and give formal expression to know-how in science engagement
  • Create discussion spaces to share practices and research in science engagement
  • Document new evolutions in science and technical (STEM) centers and museums
  • Develop self-reflection to challenge face-to-face science engagement practices
  • Promote a profession, its professionalism with the development of skillset

A quality approach that answer to your needs is the focus of our training products and services

We guarantee :

  • training design based on skillset in science engagement
  • equilibrium between practical exercises and theoretical input
  • restricted number of participants (up to 12) as trainees’ experience is in the heart of training courses
  • methods and tools easy-to-implement in your practices
  • content tailored according to trainee profiles (issues and expectations)
  • trainers with expertise in face-to-face science engagement and scientific expertise

Training courses delivered by the École de la Médiation have been certified by the French training quality label Qualiopi.

Training courses tailored to the sector’s needs

We provide an appropriate response to the needs of professionals.

Our training courses aim to :

  • Give formal expression to basic skills needed for science engagement activities : project management, conception of science engagement activities, design methodology, public speaking…
  • Develop new skills aligning with societal and professional changes, such as public involvement through participatory approaches, social inclusion and critical thinking.

Diversified support methods

Our trainers provide training in France and abroad, either face-to-face or remotely. The École de la Médiation offers a varied catalog of training courses :

  • Renew your facilitation service
  • Meet today’s challenges
  • Give formal expression to essential know-how
  • Discover the world of research
  • Test a new form of facilitation
  • Diversify your audience

We also design on-demand training courses to meet your specific needs.

The École de la Médiation also offers consulting services and workshops to help organizations develop their practices.