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ESCW: the European Science Communication Workshops

Objective

Underlying much of the European Commission's Science and Society Action Plan is the need for more mutual understanding of, and closer relations between, scientists and the media, and for researchers to be involved in two-way communication with citizens through public dissemination, dialogue and debate. But these are tasks for which most scientists are ill equipped by their formal training. This proposal addresses this key issue. ESCW, the European Science Communication Workshops, brings together science communication teachers across Europe, to exchange information and "best practice", to raise key European issues in the training of young scientists in communication with the media, policy makes and the "general public". It proposes to develop and deliver science communication workshops to science and technology researchers, particularly those engaged un Framework 6 research projects, for wich there are communication training requirements. These workshops will go beyond existing "skills-based" provision to deal with the current climate for dialogue and debate. At the end of this project, the workshops will be available to be given on a self-sufficient, not-for-profit basis. ESCW builds on and extends the ssuccessful workshops of the European Network of Science Communication Teachers, ENSCOT, which was funded under the Framework 5 programme "Raising Public Awareness of Science and Technology". ENSCOT had 5 member states participating, ESC will have 12 countries eligible for the Framework 6 programme. ESCW will be a Specific Support Action as envisaged by the Science and Society Work Programme.'

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SCIENCE-AND-SOCIETY-7
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
London
United Kingdom

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Participants (16)

ASSOCIAO CIENCIA PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Victor Hugo N2, 1frente
Lisboa

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ASSOCIAZIONE OBSERVA
Italy
Address
Stradella Del Garofolino, 20
Vicenza

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CENTRE D'ETUDES EN COMMUNICATION PUBLIQUE
France
Address
27, Rue De La Villette
Lyon

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DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
Address
Glasnevin
Dublin

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt-strasse
Juelich

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HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY
Greece
Address
Sachtouri Street 16 Ke Agiou
Patras

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HGSKOLAN DALARNA
Sweden
Address
Herrgaardsvaegen 122
Falun

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INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY, BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
13a Moskovska Str.
Sofia

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SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI
Italy
Address
Via Beirut, 2-4
Trieste

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SLOVENSKA ZNANSTVENA FUNDACIJA
Slovenia
Address
Stefanova 15
Ljubljana

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SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU - PRIRODOSLOVNO MATEMATICKI FAKULTET
Croatia
Address
Zvonimirova 8
Zagreb

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UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitari
Bellaterra (Cerdanyola Del Valles)

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UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
Barcelona

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UNIVERSITE DE PARIS VII DENIS DIDEROT
France
Address
Place Jussieu, 2
Paris

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UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN
United Kingdom
Address
Llantwit Road Treforest
Pontypridd Wales

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UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE
Greece
Address
Damaskinou And Kolokotroni Str
Corinth

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