Atomium-European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy (EISMD), convenes leading European universities, media, businesses, governments and policymakers to increase the exchange of information and interdisciplinary collaboration, to develop innovative collaborative initiatives and to encourage frontier thinking about science, media and democracy.
Atomium-EISMD was launched publicly by the former President of France Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and by Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, currently Honorary President and President, and by the leaders of the institutions engaged during the first conference on the 27 November 2009 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Atomium-EISMD seeks to balance the interests and needs of six different societal actors: researchers, universities, businesses, media, policy makers and citizens.
Atomium-EISMD, focussing on the role of science in the 21st century, seeks to align the five key areas:
1) Science-Based Policy Making
2) Science Communication
4) Equality and Equal Access
5) Citizen Engagement
Activities are based on the exchange and transfer of knowledge between the different institutions and sectors engaged in the platform. The umbrella of Atomium-EISMD directly coordinates: