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ESMH Summer School 2022: ‘Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories?’

This year’s ESMH Summer School, ‘Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories?’, offered journalists a unique opportunity to gain insight in what the EU is doing in the field of climate change, meet prominent science journalists covering environmental topics and learn from their experience.

Recordings/Presentations of the Summer School 2022

Session 1: ‘EU policy and knowledge base’
pdf_iconTim McPhieLasse Boehm

Session 2: ‘EU and International Projects on climate change’
pdf_iconAnne-Shopie Garrigou – Debbie RosenMauro Buonocore

Session 3: ‘How could journalists get better at covering climate change ?’

Session 4: ‘Tackling misinformation on climate change’

Session 5: ‘Collaborative EU journalistic projects on climate change’
pdf_iconVedrana SimicevicKatharina MauMarcin Monko

Session 6: ‘Is constructive journalism the solution ?’
pdf_iconMyriam BechtoldtKristoffer Frøkjær


European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) organises Summer School to help journalists cover the climate crisis

This year’s ESMH Summer School, ‘Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories?’, offered journalists a unique opportunity to gain insight in what the EU is doing in the field of climate change, meet prominent science journalists covering environmental topics and learn from their experience.

Where and When

Brussels, European Parliament 8-11 June 2022

Participants

Journalists, working in one of the 27 EU Member States and interested in the field of climate reporting.

Speakers

• European Parliament,
• European Commission,
• The Oxford Climate Journalism Network,
• The Economist,
• The Guardian,
• Carbon Brief,
• Climate Feedback and many more.

The participants of the Summer School were able to join the ‘Festival of the New European Bauhaus’ (9-12 June), organised by the European Commission.

pdf_iconConsult the booklet of the event


Draft Programme

Day 0: Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Arrival of the participants  in Brussels


Day 1: Wednesday, 8 June 2022

08:30 – 09:00 | Arrival at the European Parliament and registration – accreditation centre Room 1P100 Martens building
09:00 – 09:45
| Coffee/breakfast
09:45 – 10:00 | Welcome and opening, by Etienne BASSOT, Director Members’ Research Service, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) (online)
10:00 – 10:15 | The ESMH summer school, by Svetla TANOVA, Coordinator of the ESMH
10:15 – 11:15 | Session 1: ‘EU policy and knowledge base’

• Moderator: Svetla-Tanova Encke, ESMH coordinator
• Mr Tim McPhie, Spokesperson for Climate Action and Energy at the European Commission: Climate change: what the EU is doing? Raising awareness about climate urgency (the European Climate Law, the EU Green Deal ambition/Fit for 55 Package)
Lasse Boehm, Head of the Economic Policies Unit in the EPRS, European Parliament: State of Play on energy transition in the context of green deal – the role of the European Parliament
Christian Weidlich, Senior Officer International Relations, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – The latest on climate change research (online)

11:15 – 12:00 | Q&A session, debate
12:00 – 14:00 | Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 | Session 2: ‘EU and International Projects on climate change’

Vitalba Crivello, ESMH
Anne-Sophie Garrigou: EIT Climate-KIC Initiatives
Debbie Rosen, CONSTRAIN Project (online)
Mauro Buonocore, CMCC Foundation (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change): Climate Communication: the science – public opinion interface (online)

15:00 – 15:45 | Q&A session, debate
16:00 – 17:00 | Visit to the EP Plenary room (Brussels) – PHS building


Day 2: Thursday 9 June 2022

08:30 – 09:30 | Arrival and registration, Room 1P100 Martens building
09:30 – 12:30 | Session 3: ‘How could journalists get better at covering climate change?’

• Introduction, scenario setting and moderation by Luca De Biase, NOVA Sole 24 Ore
Katherine Dunn, the Oxford Climate Journalism Network (online)
Adam Vaughan, New Scientist (online)
Coffe break (11:00 – 11:30)
Fiona Harvey, The Guardian_
Alok Jha, The Economist (online)

12:30 – 13:00 | Q&A session, debate
13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch break
14:30 – 16:00 | Session 4: ‘Tackling misinformation on climate change’

• Moderator: Tine Hens, journalist
Emmanuel Vincent: The interaction between fact-checkers and journalists, Climate Feedback example (online)
Maribel Angél, Maldito Clima
Andrea Arnal, Verificat & the climate misinformation program
Simon Clark, science communicator and youtuber (online)

16:00 – 16:30 | Q&A session, debate


Day 3: Friday 10 June 2020

08:30 – 09:00 | Arrival and registration, Room 3G3 Altiero Spinelli Building (consult the map)
09:00 – 10:30 | Session 5: ‘Collaborative EU journalistic projects on climate change’

• Introduction and moderation by Emanuele Bompan, Editor in chief of Renewable matter
Daisy Dunne, Carbon brief
Jelena Prtoric, Arena Climate Network coordinator
Vedrana Simicevic, freelance science journalist: Cross-border reporting and Journalism grants
Katharina Mau, freelance science journalist, Netzwerk Klimajournalismus Deutschland
Marcin Monko, ERC science journalism initiative

10:30 – 11:00 | Q&A session, debate
11:00 – 11:30
| Coffee break
11:30 – 12:10
| Session 6:  ‘Is constructive journalism the solution?’

• Fellow Kristoffer Frøkjær, Science Journalist, Cand.Scient, Constructive Institute for Journalism, Denmark
Prof. Dr. Myriam Bechtoldt, EBS University of Business and Law, Wiesbaden (Germany): Psychologists for future” Framing in climate communication – how to convince your audience?

12:10 – 12:30 | Q&A session, debate
12:30 – 13:00
| Closing remarks by Christian EHLER, MEP and STOA Chair
13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch
14:30 – 15:00 | Introduction to the New European Bauhaus (NEB), by Xavier Troussard, Joint Research Center, European Commission (online)
15:00 – 18:00 | Tour at the NEB Festival (see specific programme for details)


Day 4: Saturday 11 June 2020

09:00 – 12:00 | Tour at the NEB Festival (see specific programme for details)

More info about the New European Bauhaus festival

  1. I just filled in the form but did not receive a confirmation e-mail in my mailbox. did I write my e-mail address wrong in the form or is no confirmation supposed to arrive?

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    1. regnierpotesmh May 30, 2022 at 12:15 pm

      Dear Fabio, we have received your application !

      Reply

  2. Hello. Sorry to bother you. Like my colleague FABIO BUTERA, I did not receive any confirmation and I wanted to know if my request reached you.

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    1. regnierpotesmh May 30, 2022 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Marco, we have also received your application!

      Reply

  3. Rosen Tsvetkov May 30, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Hello, I have the same question like my colleagues. Did you receive my application?
    Best regards.

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    1. regnierpotesmh May 31, 2022 at 11:23 am

      Yes, we have received your application too!

      Reply

  4. Amanda Magnani May 31, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Good afternoon! I was wondering when/how we will find out the results of the selection. Thank you!

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  5. Danilo Capone June 3, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Good morning, last week I have sent my application. I therefore wanted to know if it had arrived. Regards, Danilo Capone

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  6. MARIA DE LA FUENTE RUIZ June 3, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Dear all, Can we still participate online if we haven’t been selected ?

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