Norwegian version of this page

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


  • Holsten, Hilde (2021). Å formidle mer er ikke bare opp til hver enkelt forsker. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2020). Den definitive ikke-fortellingen om Norges forskningsråd. Prosa - tidsskrift for skribenter. ISSN 0805-276X. 26(1), p. 64–67.
  • Carlsen, Benedicte (2020). Brukermedvirkning i forskning.
  • Carlsen, Benedicte (2020). Brukermedvirkning og kvalitativ metode – Hva er forskjellen?
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2019). Kommentarfeltmotstand er uansvarlig, selvmotsigende og risikabelt snobberi. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116. p. 22–22.
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2019). Forskeren som spåkone. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2019). Fremtidens hermeneutikk. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2019). To tunge trender. Uniforum. ISSN 1891-5825.
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2019). Enhetsuniversitetet? Uniforum. ISSN 1891-5825.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann (2019). Myten om forskere som bare kommuniserer til sine egne. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann (2019). Bør forskere lære av influencere? . [Radio]. NRK Dagsnytt18.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann (2019). Nei, forskere bør ikke alltid uttale seg til mediene. Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2019). Forskningskommunikasjon 1 og forskningskommunikasjon 2. ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2019). Brevitas ad absurdum. ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Leikanger, Iris (2019). Brukermedvirkning i klimaforskning: svarer målene til midlene?
  • Leikanger, Iris (2019). Elfenbenstårnet og fabrikken. Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Carlsen, Benedicte (2019). Brukermedvirkning i forskning avkledd. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann; Bjørkdahl, Kristian & Tønnesson, Johan (2019). Hvordan kommuniserer forskere, brukere og kommunikatører?
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann (2018). Mediene har et medansvar for ikke å spre løgn og hat. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Tønnesson, Johan (2018). Nå heves nivået i formidlingsdebatten. Forskningsetikk. ISSN 2387-3094.

View all works in Cristin

Published June 14, 2018 3:45 PM - Last modified July 4, 2019 2:18 PM