Bringing scientists, journalists and policymakers together : communicate better sound science to all!
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.
Our stakeholders include European institutions and agencies dealing with research and science, academia, educational and research entities, professional associations of journalists and scientists.
The ESMH can serve as a prominent interface bridging the gap between science, policy and the media. In uncertain times of increasing public distrust and societal division, research-intensive universities play a crucial role in delivering evidence-based solutions for our future society.
The European Science Media Hub is an important initiative that provides a platform for politicians and scientists to nurture the debate with society at large and to strengthen the visibility of facts and scientific evidence.
The ESMH falls within Priority C9 of the Pact4Innovation: Improve Citizens and 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 and innovation in society and strengthen the relationship between scientists, societal stakeholders, ...
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.
ESMH seeks to become a credible partner, providing:
Citizens with a way to work together and engage citizens ‘groups, and provide a source of credible information on scientific topics.
Journalists with a trustworthy source of information and evidence-based knowledge, and a reliable partner for training and enhancement of science-literacy skills.
Scientists with a platform to promote their work and bring their knowledge and research results closer to citizens, media and policy-makers.
Policy-makers with a useful platform for contacts and exchange, and a forum for public debate on science-related issues, promoting evidence-based policy.