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8 March 2019
In a post-truth, expert-dismissing era, how can we ensure government policies are derived from evidence based information? The European Science-Media Hub was set up by the European Parliament for this very reason, to help with science communication and bridge the knowledge gap between science policy makers, researchers, and journalists.
22 November 2018
In some western countries, graphic storytelling was in the past delegated to the comic strips covering overlooked back pages of the newspaper. In recent years it has become increasingly recognised as an important visual art form with the ability to communicate complex ideas. Comics engage not only children but also the curious and young at heart, whatever age they may be.
16 November 2018
The term "Cultural Heritage" might bring to mind particularly scholarly research, rather than cutting-edge science. But the "Fair of European Innovations in Cultural Heritage" aims to prove exactly the opposite: its research community is alive and well, and keeping up with the latest technologies.
26 October 2018
Meet fifteen women. Fifteen ERC grantees ready to tell their story in simple words. Based in Spain, they all share a passion for science and one common challenge: taking basic science out of the lab and bringing it closer to citizens, via schools, libraries, museums, and prisons.
25 September 2018
Go beyond your lab, take part in the debate, share the passion for scientific pursuit . by Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council
20 September 2018
Interview ERC grantee Natasa Przulj, Professor of Biomedical Data Science at UCL. The European Conference on Computational Biology took place from September 9 to 12 in Athens. The meeting gathered more than a thousand participants, allowing researchers from a variety of backgrounds - geneticists, molecular biologists, biochemists, computer scientists, statisticians - to come together at one of the most interdisciplinary gatherings in the Life Sciences.
24 August 2018
The 2018 edition of the European Researchers’ Night takes place on Friday, 28 September. The "NIGHT"- a collection of science festivals - is open to the general public and takes place in multiple locations across Europe and beyond.
7 July 2018
Interview with Klement Tockner , President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), on the new Austrian Presidency of the EU, attracting scientific talent and funding basic research. Austria holds the Presidency of the Council of ...
7 July 2018
The annual meeting of the Global Research Council provides a forum for the leaders of the largest research funding organisations in the world. Representatives of research foundations discuss global science promotion, share their experiences with ...
7 July 2018
On 31 May the European Parliament and the ERC shone a spotlight on European scientific talent at an event in Strasbourg. The event fostered discussion between politicians and academics, in an attempt to address tomorrow’s ...