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14 November

Presentations and support material


Tuesday November 15

Main sessions

Science in the street, science on the beaches – pulling crowds for research with public events
  Mikkel Bohm, President, EUSCEA (Denmark) - Moderator
  Joachim Lerch, Science Days (Germany)
  Carolyn Gale, Research communication, Stanford University (USA): ”Thinking about arenas”
  Manuela Arata, Genoa Science Festival (Italy)
  Peter Rebernik and Mikkel Bohm, EUSCEA (Austria and Denmark): “Presentation of the EUSCEA White Paper”

Science journalism in Europe: luxury or necessity?  
  Blanka Jergovic, Radio Croatia (Croatia) - Moderator
  Henning Klarlund, Danish Science Journalists’ Association (Denmark) and Viola Egikova, “Intellect” (Russia): How are two cultures of science communication reflected in European media (case studies: Scandinavian countries and Eastern Europe)
  Istvan Palugyai, President, EUSJA, and editor, Népszabadsag (Hungary): How do journalistic practices and media constraints fit into the new climate for “dialogue and debate” in science communication?
  Ted Nield, President, Association of British Science Writers and “Geoscientist magazine” (United Kingdom): Journalist-sources interaction: do we have enough reliable and understandable sources?
  Erich Witzmann, Austrian Science journalists’ association (Austria) and Cormac Sheridan, freelance journalist (Ireland): What is the future of media presentation of science?

Prospects and perils of science communication – the researchers’ experience  
  Carl Johan Sundberg, Euroscience (Sweden), Chairman, PCST network (Spain) - Moderator
  Hans-Peter Peters, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany): The science-media interface: interactions of scientists and journalists
  Neil Calder, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (USA): Why is science more popular in the American culture than in most European countries? What makes the difference, and how can we improve the public culture of science in Europe?
  Hans Wigzell, Former Rector of Karolinska Institute (Sweden, TBC): What impact can a scientist have on the public interest in research, and what effect has the Swedish recognition of researchers’ obligation to communicate had on society?
  Marie-Claude Roland, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (France): Researchers are not prepared to communicate. Who is responsible for communicating research? Do scientists communicate among themselves? How can researchers be prepared to be “better writers and speakers”?
  Jens Degett, Euroscience (Spain): The Euroscience experience. Impact and response to the first Euroscience Open Forum in Stockholm 2004

Beyond ‘Frankenfood’ – communicating science-based debates with stakeholders  
  Willy De Backer, Editor-in-chief, (Belgium) - Moderator
  Jacques de Selliers, General Manager, Greenfacts Foundation (Belgium)
  Giles Watson, Toxics Policy Officer, World Wildlife Fund (United Kingdom)
  Colin Humphris, CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council (Belgium)
  Michael Meacher, former United Kingdom Environment Minister

Science Centres – privileged fora for communicating European research  
  Walter Staveloz, Executive Director, ECSITE (Belgium) - Moderator
  Noyuri Mima, Deputy Director, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Japan): The challenge of showing and discussing the unknown
  William De Braekeleer, Corporate PR Manager, Honda Motor Europe
  Wolfgang Heckl, Director-General, Deutsches Museum Munich (Germany): Real research performed in science centres and museums
  Asger Høeg, Director, Experimentarium and President, Ecsite (Denmark): Science centres as cultural centres with real science as the core Experimentarium
  Jorge Wagensberg, Director, Barcelona CosmoCaixa (Spain): The science centre as the University of the People
  Jean-François Hebert, President, La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (France): When an exhibition makes the news. The case of «Climax».


I heard it on the radio – hands-on solutions for science and the spoken word
  Elisabetta Tola, SCIRAB and RAI-Radio 3 (Italy) - Moderator
  Pedro Lima, Association Marseille Science and Radio Grenouille (France)
  Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists (United Kingdom)
  Jan-Olov Johansson, Swedish radio (Sweden)
  Joanne Carpenter, RELAY: communicating research, Panos (United Kingdom)


Media events

Press Briefing: Polar research: major projects and the International Polar Year
Press Briefing: Methane in the ocean: a new energy resource or a concern for the environment?
Press Briefing: Fusion energy and ITER: What's Next?
Press Briefing: Creating a global weather forecasting system with GEANT2
Press Briefing: ESOPE: New therapeutic approach to local tumours
Press briefing: EUDD: The new European train driver’s desk

Forum sessions

Practical Tips for Press Officers  
  Henri Boffin, ESO/EIROforum (Germany) - Moderator
  Berta Duane (press officer), Ispra site (Joint Research Centre) (Italy)
  Felice Gasperoni, RTBF TV (Belgium)
  Becky Morelle, Science Media Centre (United Kingdom)
  Tim Radford, The Guardian (United Kingdom)
  Govert Schilling, Freelance science writer, Science, Het Volkskrant (The Netherlands)
  Renilde Vanden Broeck, CERN (Switzerland)


Communicating EU Food and Health Research  
  Torger Børresen, SEAFOODplus (Denmark) - Moderator
  Pi Hoegberg, CASCADE NoE (Sweden)
  George Chryssochoidis, TRACE/EuroFIR (Greece)
  Filip Cnudde, SAFE FOODS (Belgium)
  Teresa Belcher, Med-Vet-Net (United Kingdom)


Communicate internationally with NIS partners (New Independent States)  
  Alain Gérard, INTAS (Brussels): “Success story of the INTAS FP6 NIS network” - Moderator
  Liubov Strelnikova, “InformScience” Russian science news agency organisation (Russia) – “Success story of internet-based communication of NIS”
  Vladimir Komlev, Institute for Physical Chemistry of Ceramics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia) – Winner of the INTAS Young Scientists Writing Competition 2004.
  Kamila Magzieva, InExCB-Kz (Kazakhstan) – Communicating science from a scientist’s viewpoint.
  Richard Burger, European Commission Delegation (Moscow) Future prospects for EU-Russia co-operation.


Communicate to the public – Science Festivals and Science Weeks  
  Edvard Kobal, The Slovenian Science Foundation (Slovenia) - Moderator
  Howie Firh, Orkney Science Festival (United Kingdom)
  Ana Noronha, Sciencia Viva (Portugal)
  Peter Rebernik, EUSCEA (Austria)


Advancing European protocols for science communication  
  Elisabeth Kessler, Editor-in-Chief Ambio, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Sweden) – ‘Realities’ - Moderator
  Alison Clayson, Science Writer and Editor, UNESCO Paris (France) – ‘Editorial harmonization’
  Roderick Hunt, Visiting Professor in Biosciences, University of Exeter (United Kingdom) – ‘Technical harmonization’
  Jenny Gretton, Vice-President, European Association of Science Editors (United Kingdom) – ‘Harmonization of terminology’
  Elisabeth Heseltine, Associate Professor, Université Lumière Lyon II (France) – ‘Training and standards’


Europe in space – Taking off without the public?  
  Dirk Lorenzen, WPK, German Association of Science Writers (Germany) - Moderator
  Rudolf Albrecht, Hubble Space Telescope/European Coordinating Facility (Austria)
  Jocelyne Landeau-Constantin, European Space Operations Centre (France)
  Claus Madsen, European Southern Observatory (Denmark)
  Heino Falcke, Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (The Netherlands)


Survival of the Best – How to maximise your media impact  
  Reiner Korbmann, Science & Media, Office for Science and Technology Communication, former editor-in-chief of “Bild der Wissenschaft” (Germany) – “A checklist for successful science communication” - Moderator
  Michael Kenward (Editorial Consultant), former editor-in-chief of “New Scientist” (United Kingdom) – “More than just sending press releases”
  Istvan Palugyai, Science-Editor of the daily newspaper “Népszabadsag”, President of European Science Journalists Association EUSJA (Hungary) – “How science information meets its audience”


How to communicate an interdisciplinary project  
  Christiane Wehle, EU-Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Co-ordinator NEST-IDEA (Germany) - Moderator
  Kathrin Stratmann, EU-Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)
  Daniel Bieber, Institute for Social Research and Socio Economics (Germany)
  Janusz Holyst, Warsaw University of Technology, Coordinator of the PATHFINDER-project CREEN (Poland)
  Luc Leyns, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Coordinator of ADVENTURE- project CONTROL CANCER STEM (Belgium)
  Gloria Origgi, CNRS (France)


Getting your research results into the press  
  Tara Morris, IST Results service (Belgium) - Moderator
  Gareth Harding, UPI Chief European Correspondent (Belgium) Writing effective press releases to promote RTD results
  Laura Miles, AlphaGalileo Foundation (United Kingdom) Role of press wire services
  Eric Chreiki, Innov-Europe (France) Building an effective media strategy for RTD projects


Communicating environmental research  
  Willy De Backer, Editor-in-Chief (Belgium) - Moderator
  Louisette Gouverne, Executive Director of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ) (France)
  Andrew Terry, World Conservation Union (IUCN) (United Kingdom)
  Nicholas Hanley, DG Environment, Head of Nature & Bio-diversity Unit (United Kingdom)
  Barbara Demeneix, Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (France)
  Jacques de Gerlache, Toxicologist and Head of Environmental Communication, Solvay (Belgium)


Science communication – New frontiers and models  
  Giuseppe Roffi, Director of the Department of International Relations of Consiglio nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR (Italy) - Moderator
  Bernike Pasveer, Faculty of Arts & Culture, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
  Luciano d’Andrea, Senior researcher, CERFE, Rome (Italy)
  Milan Bufon, University of Primorska, Science and research centre of Koper (Slovenia)
  N. N., Institute for Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science, Vienna University (Austria)


How to…?

Media skills for project managers plus handout  
  Lars-Peter Linke, COGNOS AG (Germany) - Trainer


Communicating in a crisis  
  Paul Baeyaert, Weber Shandwick (Belgium) - Trainer


Writing for the media and the public plus handout  
  Lars-Peter Linke, COGNOS AG (Germany) - Trainer


Developing an external communication strategy  
  Paul Baeyaert, Weber Shandwick (Belgium) - Trainer


Training scientists in communication skills – Module II  
  Mónica Bettencourt-Dias, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) - Moderator
  Toss Gascoigne, Director of Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (Australia), and PCST
  Jenni Metcalfe, Director, E-connect Science Communication Consultants (Australia), PCST


Communiquer pour les scientifiques: de la théorie à la pratique  
  Brigitte Fournier, Agence Noir sur Blanc (France) - Trainer (also available in English)


Closing Session

  Achilleas Mitsos, Director General, Research DG, European Commission