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Final Report - EARTHWAKE (European Television - a workshop to prepare a new agenda for science communication)

Project ID: 30204
Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY


This is the final report for the EARTHWAKE project which sets out the conclusions and recommendations from the EARTHWAKE forum held in Strasbourg on 8 - 9 November 2007. The intention of the forum was to prepare a strategy (aimed particularly those responsible for the further shaping of Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and policy at European level relating to science in society issues) to harness the appeal of popular strands of TV to create a new awareness and interest in science. It brought together leading European TV executives, scientists, science communicators, TV writers and producers, the general public, advertisers and web designers. The report proposes a series of 16 recommendations for action. These cover a wide spectrum of issues but may be encapsulated in the following general conclusions that represent a synthesis of the discussions that took place over the two weeks:

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