Transfer Workshops and Brown Bag Seminars

In addition to basic research, one of DIFIS’s essential tasks is to bring academia, politics and civil society together. Transfer formats will be used to convey suggestions from practice into research topics. In this sense, DIFIS acts as an innovator, it seeks to interact with the public and important social actors and it creates opportunities for policy advice. But how will all this work? The individual activities and formats are presented in more detail below.

Transfer workshops

Transfer workshops are discussion events on specific topics that are open to the general public. The aim is to discuss scientific findings in a targeted manner, based on concepts of “citizen science” and “community-based research”, and to develop recommendations from the dialogue with policy-makers and practitioners.


Brown bag seminars

The “brown bag seminars” offer the initiators from academia, politics and civil society the opportunity for an informal exchange in a protected space. In a relaxed atmosphere and in a small circle of participants, short inputs are provided on current topics, discussions are held and opinions are exchanged. The thematic focus is determined by the initiating actors themselves; DIFIS assists them in a facilitating and advisory capacity.