The European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) works with representatives of science organisations, media and society, and is building a network across disciplines and sectors. The ESMH will look into the exchange of best practices in promoting evidence-based information, science communication and raising awareness of the impact of science on everyday decisions. To reach this objective, the ESMH will create a forum for open discussion.
The ESMH falls within Priority C9 of the Pact4Innovation: Improve Citizens & Investor confidence in Europe a combination of enhanced tools for science communication and dialogue with key stakeholders to increase the understanding in the public for science & innovation in society & strengthen the relationship between scientists, societal stakeholders, media & citizens.
Our stakeholders include European institutions and agencies dealing with research and science, academia, educational and research entities, professional associations of journalists and scientists.
Good journalism is needed to create a Europe based on knowledge - not manipulation, ignorance and superstition.
I'd love to see more and more academics actively committed in the democratization of knowledge, in order to feed the public debate.
The ESMH wants to offer a platform for dialogue for our community via seminars, workshops, conferences and other events. We believe that only by working together can we provide better science knowledge for European citizens and promote evidence-based information.
It’s great to see that the European Parliament has recognised the unique value that independent reporting on science holds for society.
The ESMH initiative will be a great step in the right direction to link citizens, scientists, researchers and the media in a meaningful dialogue.
I hope that the European Science Media Hub might help to connect science communicators across Europe, enabling increased collaboration in our work towards shared goals.