Berlin Science Week: Why trust is essential not only in times of crisis

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) invites you to the 2nd BfR Knowledge Dialogue on November 8, 2022, with the main topic "Trust".

War, climate change and a global pandemic - especially in times like these, it is not always easy to trust. What does trust actually mean? A concept that is difficult to grasp, but nevertheless influences our entire social interaction. Why trust - not only in science - is indispensable is the focus of the 2nd BfR Knowledge Dialogue. "Our job as scientists is to inform the public about health risks," says Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel. "But if we are not credible, we will not be heard with our messages. Acceptance starts with trust."

How high is the level of trust in science in Germany? What are the conditions for critical trust? And what about trust in the digital economy? These questions will be addressed by experts Prof. Dr. Timm Teubner, Prof. Dr. Michael Siegrist, Ricarda Ziegler and Prof. Dr. Lisbet Fjæran on November 8 at Magnus-Haus Berlin.

During the subsequent panel discussion, questions from the audience will be answered. After the end of the event, there will be an opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas. The complete program can be found on the BfR Academy page:

 Registration is open until November 6, 2022 here:

 The 2nd BfR Knowledge Dialogue is part of the Berlin Science Week 2022. Further information can be found here:

 About the BfR
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is a scientifically independent institution in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). It advises the Federal Government and the Federal States on issues of food, chemical and product safety. The BfR conducts its own research on topics closely related to its assessment tasks.