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Communication role on perception and beliefs of EU Citizens about Science

Objective

CONCISE aims to generate a European-wide debate on science communication, involving a wide array of stakeholders, from media outlets to policy makers, from scientists to business companies, from science communicators to civil society organisations. CONCISE aims at providing qualitative knowledge through citizen consultation on the means/channels (media and social networks, life experience, relatives, religion, political ideology, educational system...), by which EU citizens acquire their science-related science knowledge, and how this knowledge influences their beliefs, opinions, and perceptions. For this purpose, CONCISE will explore the understanding of 500 citizens (representing the 500 million EU citizens), regarding four selected topics: vaccines, complementary and alternative medicine use (CAM), genetically modified organism (GMO), and climate change. CONCISE will carry out a citizen consultation in four countries: Lisbon (Portugal), Valencia (Spain), Vicenza (Italy), Trnava (Slovakia) and Lodz (Poland), with the participation of 100 citizens in each country (selected volunteers and representatives of different social groups, considering gender, age, educational level, ethnic minorities, impaired people, and professional careers). Their understanding and position on these four scientific topics will be evaluated, validated, compared and analysed, in order to publish the results in open access by the CONSORTIUM team. Citizen opinions will be recorded; transcript and analysed with a corpus linguistics software in order to get different indicators that will help all stakeholders to have a more direct and fruitful communication, avoiding the danger of discourses that generatedistrust and misunderstandings. CONCISE results will be scalable and its methodology could be applied to other European countries in order to increase the communication of science in terms of quality and quantity all over Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/integrative and complementary medicine

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 187 972,50

Participants (8)

OBSERVA ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 562,50
Address
Viale A Fusinieri 65
36100 Vicenza
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRNAVSKA UNIVERZITA V TRNAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 116 062,50
Address
Hornopotocna 23
918 43 Trnava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTALOFI LEVANTE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 137 387,50
Address
Calle Vicente Sancho Tello, 19 Puerta 2
46021 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMAR COMPUTERS SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 61 875
Address
Hoffmanowej 19
35 016 Rzeszow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 167 102,50
Address
Av Prof Anibal De Bettencourt 9
1600 189 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE COMUNICACION CIENTIFICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 70 562,50
Address
C Diana Nr 16 1
28022 Madrid
Activity type
Other
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 159 437,50
Address
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 375
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments