Communicating European Research 2005

Proceedings of the Conference, Brussels, 14–15 November 2005

  • Michel Claessens
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-5358-4

Table of contents (43 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Why Communicating European Research?
    Michel Claessens
    Pages 1-3
  3. Thinking Science, Talking Science
    Nicolas Chevassus-au-Louis
    Pages 5-13
  4. Let’s Make Science The Next Headline
    Janez PotoČnik
    Pages 14-19
  5. The Evolving Context For Science And Society
    Alan I. Leshner
    Pages 27-32
  6. Science Communication On Demand
    Donghong Cheng, He Zhu
    Pages 33-37
  7. Bringing Scientists to the People
    Carolyn Gale
    Pages 39-43
  8. “Science Meets Parliament”
    Toss Gascoigne
    Pages 43-51
  9. Science News on the Net
    Brian Trench
    Pages 59-63
  10. Training Scientists in Communication Skills
    Mónica Bettencourt-Dias
    Pages 71-77
  11. Communication of Science, Communication in Science
    Giuseppe Roffi, Luciano d’Andrea, Bernike Pasveer, Milan Bufon
    Pages 79-82
  12. Science Goes Local: Local Media Matters
    Elena Ceva, Berta Duane, Ulla Engelmann
    Pages 87-92
  13. Debate, Communicate, Educate
    Ruth Kikin-Gil
    Pages 93-97
  14. Training for Dialogue and Debate
    Steve Miller
    Pages 105-109

About these proceedings


The book contains a series of 40 articles written by forward-thinking speakers who presented their findings at the "Communicating European Research 2005" event which was organised by the European Commission in Brussels on 14-15 November 2005.

This event was attended by well over 2,100 participants. The contents of this book clearly illustrate that a highly important element of research projects funded by the European Union is communication. Authors include scientists, journalists and communication professionals.

The book covers the main aspects of science and technology communication today and addresses topical questions such as: Is science journalism necessary at all? Should communication become one of the basic skills of scientists, as compulsory as thinking, testing and experimenting? Should our schools of the future put scientific literacy at the top of the science curriculum? Do we need science critics? Does the coverage of science in the media reflect the choice of the editors or does it accurately mirror the public’s interest? How does one capture the public’s attention when promoting science on local, commercial or entertainment radio? Why would we need standards in science communication? How can we remove any obstacles to communication among researchers and between researchers?

The book casts light on these issues and many others. It offers a selection of good practices and professional services to scientists and science communicators, and should help them design and carry out their communication activities with a European and international dimension.


Design Diversity European Union (EU) Nation education environment research & development (R&D) science science education

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel Claessens
    • 1
  1. 1.European CommissionBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information European Communities 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5357-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5358-0