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RETHINK

Objective

Science communication is at a pivotal stage in its evolution due to the emergence of digital communication platforms that are not only presenting new opportunities but are also leading to new challenges. RETHINK will provide an unprecedented view of the new science communication landscape to reveal the barriers and inequalities that stand in the way of open and reflexive connections between science and society. It will also present the way forward, encouraging evidence-based transformations in science communication practice as well as guiding relevant policy to further open Research & Innovation (R&I) to society.To achieve this, RETHINK will provide a 360° view of the current science communication landscape. It will map current science communication activities across Europe, including those taking place in the currently uncharted digital sphere. It will seek input from R&I stakeholders who are currently disengaged with science communication.

Outputs will be new ways of training those who engage in science communication, including those underserved by current training - such as bloggers and social media commentators. There will be online briefs aimed at changing current science communication practices to break down barriers preventing open R&I and reach underserved audiences across the EU. Strategies will be developed to improve individual and collective sensemaking by enhancing its openness and reflexivity. Guidance on policy will also be provided to create an environment that encourages open R&I. All of these outputs will be open access, as will the data generated during the research process to encourage a broad discussion and maximise uptake.

RETHINK will bring about meaningful, long-term change in science communication to maximise the opportunities and overcome the challenges of digitalisation, allowing the sector to help society meet key challenges across the European community and beyond.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-1
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Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 268 973,61

Participants (5)

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 330 887,50
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 035,14
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZEPPELIN UNIVERSITAT GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 142 750
Address
Am Seemooser Horn 20
88045 Friedrichshafen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
S.I.S.S.A. MEDIALAB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 500
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 109 625
Address
Arnold Nielsens Boulevard 68 E
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Research Organisations