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Communicative Circuitry of the Green Shift (COGS)

(COGS) will follow the communication activities of three Norwegian research projects that focus on separate aspects of the so-called “green shift”.

About the project

This project starts from the notion that how science communication happens is at least as important as what is being communicated. The project will hence study how science communication practices create or undermine relations, rather than look exclusively at the messages they create.

The project is a holistic study of the entire science communication process, which follows the communication activities of three Norwegian research projects, each focusing on a different aspect of the so-called "green shift": A) Household energy choices; B) Green city governance strategies; and C) Urban agriculture.

Our research question is: What aspects of science communication practices either promote or hamper the development of productive relations of – trust, dialogue and engagement – between scientists/researchers, on the one hand, and various partners, users, and audiences, on the other?


The main objective is to discover aspects of science communication practices that either promote or hamper productive relations between the actors involved. Put differently, to find factors that either enhance or suppress trust, dialogue, and engagement between researchers, partners and user groups, and the general Public.


Science Communication (FORSKKOMM) call at the Research Council of Norway.

Project period: August 2018 - December 2020

NFR project 276163

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