Science Communication to the General Public

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” – Carl Sagan

The attention given to a good idea is an indispensable part of its success.The challenge for a competitive, innovative and creative Europe does not only affect universities and businesses, but it is a challenge for European society at large.

Research and innovation are at the top of the Agenda of the European Commission, but if we are not able to go out, to communicate with people, then that will automatically block the process of making our society more modern.

The problems that Europe will have to overcome to become a real knowledge economy reside also in an attitude and state of mind of society at large. The importance of research and innovation, of science and private-public collaborations, of risk taking and new technology needs to permeate society at large.

Today society is not a bystander of innovation but is an active part in developing the new scientists, entrepreneurs, consumers and venture capitalists. Furthermore, if we want to invest heavily in creating a knowledge society, investing in research and innovation, this has to be accepted and understood by society at large.

Our Work

image

REIsearch

Follow how Atomium Culture - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy is developing a new ICT tool to bring science closer to society

image

2014 EISRI Summit

Held at the European Parliament on the 25-26 September, the 2014 edition of the EISRI Summit brought together over 200 leading thinkers to explore the relationship between science, media and democracy.

image

SCGP

The Science Communication for the General Public is an informal group that brings togetehr practioners from across Europe who have in common the mission to communicate science to the general public.

Latest news on Science Communication

EISRI2016

European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation on Science, Media and Public Discourse – Linking Citizen Engagement and Evidence Based Policy Making

The fourth edition of the European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation focused on how […]

April 26, 2016
VALERY GISCARD D'ESTAING, MICHELANGELO BARACCHI BONVICINI, JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER

The European Commission
gives its support to REIsearch

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation meet Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, Honorary President and President of Atomium-EISMD

September 22, 2015
Atomium_Culture_64856

More on our work on Science Communication To The General Public

In 2014 Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy together with a number of […]

March 4, 2015