ERC Public Engagement with Research Award 2020 winners: Live announcement
07 July 2020
13:00 - 13:45
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Master of Ceremonies: Tony LOCKETT, ERC Head of Communication

11:00 I Welcome and participants connection

Opening address
Mariya GABRIEL, EU Commissioner - Innovation, Research, Culture, Education & Youth

Welcome statements and presentation of the Award Jury

  • Prof. Fabio ZWIRNER, ERC Vice-President - Chair of the Jury
  • Eva KAILI, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) - Co-Chair of the Jury (video message)

Announcements of the winners

  • Online and Social Media category:
    Award presented by Pablo PÉREZ ARMENTEROS, Strategy, Corporate & Political Communication Advisor & Consultant - Member of the Jury
  • Press and Media Relations category:
    Award presented by Patrice GOLDBERG, Head of Science Department, Belgian French-speaking radio television (RTBF) - Member of the Jury
  • Public Outreach category:
    Award presented by Wendy SADLER, Founding Director of “Science Made Simple” and lecturer in Science Communication and Engagement at Cardiff University - Member of the Jury

The winners will have the opportunity to join the live to share first impressions.

11:45 I Closing remarks and end of the ceremony

The Award ceremony was initially scheduled to take place at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Trieste, Italy, on 7 July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak since March 2020 in Europe, many events across the world have been either rescheduled, converted to virtual events or cancelled. The ERC decided to keep the initial announcement date and to convert the ceremony into a virtual event which will be live streamed. The ERC Public Engagement with Research Award aims to recognize and celebrate ERC grantees who have demonstrated excellence in public engagement and outreach.

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