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Better Inclusion, Better Science, Building Impact in MW-GAIA
Vilnius, Lithuania, July 3 - 5, 2023
Better Inclusion, Better Science, Building Impact in MW-GAIA
This 3 day school will cover topics related to improving inclusion in the science process, how this leads to better science, and more impactful science. In the school the MW-Gaia community will discuss, with the help of professionals from several scientific and social disciplines, current best practice in inclusion and impact and learn about possible new initiatives and solutions.
Speakers will show how their Equality/Diversity/Inclusion commitment is fundamental in underpinning their research. 
Topics for the School include: 
  • public engagement with research
  • practical skills on engagement with different audiences (including policy-makers)
  • practical development of a public engagement project about Gaia. 
  • training in social innovation
  • applying scientific knowledge to tackle social issues
  • gender and diversity training
  • contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

  • Day one will focus on EDI - what is equity, diversity and inclusion? Participants will consider how they identify. How improving diversity, inclusion, in a project can increase the science impact of the project.
  • Day two will consider the application to the case of Gaia. A distributed, Pan European project, with science impact across astronomy, across domains. How the project culture within Gaia aims to promote greater understanding between the team, leading to better science outputs.
  • Day three will provide training in communication of ideas, and how this can help reinforce students ability to actively participate in and promote the development of a positive and inclusive culture within the MW-Gaia network.
The meeting is part of the project “Revealing the Milky Way with Gaia” (MW-Gaia) funded by a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Union action.
MW-Gaia’s main purpose is to provide a better understanding of the Galaxy, its stars and planets, to enhance the potential of the community in its scientific exploitation of the observations of more than a billion stars with the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite, and to enhance the development of the next steps in astrometry and space astrometry missions.
The meeting is especially aimed at WG5 members of the project, who will discuss the current state of their work and discuss the future decisions to be taken. Participants are mainly expected from countries that are part of the COST MW-Gaia Action, but the workshop is open to scientists from all over the world, an international participation that we want to encourage. Researchers who are in the early stages of their careers and those from underrepresented countries will play a key role. The presence of some of the leads of the MW Gaia project, scientists of recognized international prestige, is also expected; as well as high-level astronomers as guest speakers.
In order to enable participation by people who might be unable to attend physically due to travel or time zone constraints or through a wish to reduce the carbon footprint of the event, the school will happen in hybrid format.
Very limited financial support is available for Early Carrier researchers and researchers from ITC countries coming to the event with the talk (abstract should be submitted during registration). 

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