october, 2016

11oct19:3022:00Science Communication: The Value of Evidence in the Digital Age19:30 - 22:00 Event Type:K4I Forum Dinner debate

Time

(Tuesday) 19:30 - 22:00

Location

Members' Salon, European Parliament, Brussels

Event Details

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” – Carl Sagan

In today’s world, where science and technology permeates our everyday life, it is becoming ever more important to ensure effective and reliable Science Communication, particularly in the EU. In fact, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation has placed “citizen science” as one of his three top priorities.

However, Science Communication in Europe is significantly below the level needed to keep the public informed, ensure a broad public debate on the impact of science on society and allow for informed innovation acceptance. For example, a report recently published by the Joint Research Centre points out that Europe reports only 1/5 of the science news reported in the US.

It is therefore timely to rethink how the EU can support stronger Science Communication and to address a number of questions:

  • How can science and media work better together to improve communicating science to the European citizens?
  • What is the role and responsibility of each actor?
  • How can the EU institutions foster better cooperation between the key stakeholders?
  • What kind of institutions and incentives are needed to support better Science Communication?

 

Dinner Attendees

 

 

K4I Forum Dinner Debate: Science Communication: The Value of Evidence in the Digital Age
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K4I Forum Dinner Debate: Science Communication: The Value of Evidence in the Digital Age

Host

Paul RubigMember of the European Parliament (MEP)

Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

Speakers for this event

  • Burtscher, Wolfgang

    Burtscher, Wolfgang

    Deputy Director-General: Open Innovation and Open Science, DG Research & Innovation, EC

    Deputy Director-General: Open Innovation and Open Science, DG Research & Innovation, EC

  • Mediavilla, Daniel

    Mediavilla, Daniel

    Science Journalist, El Pais

    Science Journalist, El Pais

  • Stollorz, Volker

    Stollorz, Volker

    Science journalist, Science Media Center Germany

    Science journalist, Science Media Center Germany

  • Taylor, Graeme

    Taylor, Graeme

    Director of Public Affairs, ECPA

    Director of Public Affairs, ECPA

  • Vanthournout, Sofie

    Vanthournout, Sofie

    Director, Sense about Science, EU

  • Widegren, Erika

    Widegren, Erika

    Board Member of Citizen Communication Platform

    Board Member of Citizen Communication Platform

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