Environmental Communication Event @University of Amsterdam

When? Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Where? University of Amsterdam (room REC C10.20, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, Amsterdam)

Who? All communication scholars interested in and/or studying environmental communication

Sponsored by: NeFCA (Persuasive Communication division) and ECoLab

Organizers: dr. Sophie Boerman, Wageningen University & Research; dr. Marijn Meijers, University of Amsterdam; dr. Anke Wonneberger, University of Amsterdam

The consequences and challenges related to climate change and other environmental threats, such as biodiversity loss, plastic pollution, and ocean acidification, become ever more pressing. As communication plays a key role for public awareness and understanding, as well as the development and implementation of solutions on all levels, we also see a rise in interest in environmental communication in the communication science community.

With this event, we would like to bring together scholars based in Flanders and the Netherlands who are interested in studying various aspects of environmental communication. This allows us to get to know each other, familiarize ourselves with ongoing research, and discuss potential future research collaborations.

This event is hosted by the ECoLab at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). We are a group of like-minded researchers who study environmental communication and behavior from various perspectives. One of our aims is to seek out synergies by bridging the different strands within communication science.

Participation and registration

We aim for a diverse group of researchers, that come from different universities, are in different stages of their career, study environmental communication in different contexts, adopt different methods, and so on.

All people who are interested in participating in the event can register here:


Registration will include a short description (max. 100 words) of your research (interest) related to environmental communication.

Please note: registration closes at March 12.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.

All participants will be asked to provide a short 3-minute pitch of their research at the event. The aim of this pitch is to inform all attendees about the research that is being done in this field at the moment.

Preliminary program

09.30 – 10.00                         Walk in

10:00 – 11:00                          Keynote speaker

11:00 – 11.15                            Small break

11.15 – 12.30                            Pitches – Part I

12.30 – 13.30                            Lunch

13.30 – 14.30                            Pitches – Part II

14:30 – 17:00                            Roundtables / world café with all participants

17:00                                           Borrel