On 7 June 2022 the OpenEUdebate Jean Monnet network held a Workshop on Research Dissemination for Early Career Researchers with the support of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union in preparation for the 11th Annual Conference at LUISS University in Rome. The workshop involved 13 PhD candidates from 12 different universities and 4 members of OpenEUdebate.
Prof. Elena García Guitián (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) introduced the OpenEUdebate Network as an example of the need to link research on the EU with dissemination for audiences involved in different capacities in EU debates. Luis Bouza García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Taru Haapala (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Álvaro Oleart (Universiteit Maastricht) shared some practical arguments with participants about the specifities, trade offs and exposure that dissemination entails. Students were then divided in 4 groups and asked to discuss their research plans with the organisers and between them. Most of the debate focused on the nature of dissemination and the forms in which research results can be presented to different publics and the deontological implications involved in participating in debates related to the discipline beyond your specific field of research. Gender imbalances in acceptance of invitations to speak were particularly considered.
Finally, Luis Bouza and Álvaro Oleart presented different formats of dissemination and opportunities to publish on European affairs, such as different blogs, policy briefs, podcasts or youtube channels. Participants were invited to stay in touch and submit pieces for consideration in openeudebate.eu blog or policy brief series.