Periodic Reporting for period 2 - CONCISE (Communication role on perception and beliefs of EU Citizens about Science)
Reporting period: 2019-09-01 to 2021-01-31
Furthermore, after the advent of massive social networks, such as Facebook (2004) and Twitter (2006), this situation has changed fundamentally. At present, the reach of traditional media has dropped, thus making it difficult to assess their impact on the general public. Even when a scientific issue is covered in a large number of media, this does not necessarily mean that it reaches broad audiences and has a significant impact on them.
CONCISE is working on organizing European citizen wide-debates on the social perception toward science information, involving the whole value chain of stakeholders, including media outlets, policymakers, scientists, businesses and science communicators. The project aims at providing qualitative knowledge on the sources and channels by which EU citizens get their science-related experience. And how this knowledge influences their beliefs, opinions, and perceptions of science-related issues. For this purpose, CONCISE has explored the understanding of almost 500 citizens, representing the 500 million EU citizens, about four controversial topics: vaccines, complementary and alternative medicine use (CAM), genetically modified organisms, and climate change.