2005 has been a great success ! The organizers wish to thank all
participants and exhibitors for making this a lively and memorable event.
Proceedings of the Conference, now available as a book from
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November, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research
hosted the second “Communicating European Research” conference.
Based on the very
positive experiences from the 2004 edition, the event focused on the manifold aspects of science communication and provided
an excellent forum and meeting place for scientists, communication professionals
and journalists. The conference also took stock of the progress towards
the Seventh Framework Programme.
Promoting successful science communication
Around 2100 participants - including project co-ordinators, journalists
and other communication professionals, press officers and representatives
from research organisations - met to promote mutual understanding
of their respective roles, to share best practice and to define strategies
to improve communication, outreach and dissemination of research results
to the public and the press at a European level.
Showcasing European research
Throughout the event, latest research results and current scientific
activities were presented to the media in press conferences and media
briefings. A huge exhibition featured selected research initiatives
as well as the communication strategies of research organisations. Dissemination
networks, media associations, relevant publications and editorials together
with companies and service providers in the field of information and
communication presented their products and services.
The next FP on the horizon
At the time of CER 2005, the preparation of the 7th Framework Programme
is in full swing and the current state of play was presented.
FP6 emphasized communication and dissemination tasks and contributed
greatly to raising awareness of these fundamental requirements. Should
FP7 take us a step further? How could the effectiveness of EU-funded research
benefit from more concrete communication and dissemination schemes?
What activities and at what level should be encouraged or even made
Learning about the successes and failures of others, sharing your own
experiences, meeting players from different ends of the communication
certainly helped to produce numerous ideas and initiatives. Above
that, hands-on workshops and tutorials provided the opportunity to hone some communications skills.
based on the communication strategies of research organisations, media
associations, relevant publications and companies,
and all kinds of service providers in the field of information and
communication of science.
Posters of the conference:
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