COST Action CA17132 - APPLY
European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

COST Action      Horizon 2020

WG2 meeting — Politicizing and depoliticizing climate change: How to evaluate public communication from argumentative perspectives?


Call for contributors: submit HERE your proposal by 31 July 2019



Dates: 24 – 25 October 2019

Location: Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznań, Poland

Type/tag: WG meeting

Short Description: Public arguments seem mangled between those who use them as tools for political strife, and those who use them as tools for technocratic governance. When it comes to safeguarding the public sphere for deliberation, what do contemporary theories of public argument offer? We welcome submissions treating norms for evaluating public argument — whether linguistic, epistemic, dialectical, moral, political, legal, ecological, or yet other — including submissions that deal not specifically with the climate change controversy.

Based on the meeting’s results and the position papers our workgroup is developing for the APPLY website, this WG2 meeting offers room for small groups to write parts of the state-of-the-art paper, the next Cost Action deliverable (due SEPT 2020).

We invite 7-10 participants from WG2 to contribute with a paper presentation. Please submit a proposal (about 300 words) at: Mariusz Urbanski, Frank Zenker and Jan Albert van Laar will select submissions based on relevance.

In addition, we invite two specialists on the topic (possibly following an external call for papers), as well as one member each from WG1 and WG3.

Main organizer
Mariusz Urbanski (AMU, Poznan)

travel, accommodation, per diems as per COST rules (section 4.2 and 5.).

European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis (COST Action CA 17132)

Please register at this google form.

COST Action          Horizon 2020


COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

COST Action CA17132

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

Action Contacts

Andreia Zorrinho - Grant Manager [CA 17132]
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1069-061 Lisboa - Portugal
Tel: +351 217 908 300 # 1587

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