A selective overview of good practices’ highlights the increased need for effective communication and interdisciplinary approaches.
On 22 July 2020, the COST CCA on Science Communication held a webinar on science communication activities during COVID 19. With an international audience of participants from a wide range of sectors, the event stimulated fresh thinking on these topics, by showing how new approaches are implemented and how conventional wisdom is challenged. The contributions to the webinar are published as chapters in this publication.
Providing a selective overview of good practices, the publication highlights examples and reflections from 10 CCA members who come from a variety of organisations and sectors across Europe. In the publication, the CCA members elaborate on how they redesigned their science communication activities during COVID-19. The 10 chapters describe the new and altered science communication activities, provide advice and recommendations to colleagues in the field, and explain the impact of COVID on the practice of science communication.
The publication highlights the fact that, in this new socio-technical reality, effective communication is more needed than ever. Several CCA members stress the need for an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral debate on how to respond to complex societal problems such as COVID-19. In addition to concrete examples of initiatives introduced during the course of the pandemic, the contributions reveal some widely endorsed trends and recommendations.
VA PUBLIC & SCIENCE
EUROPEAN SCIENCE-MEDIA HUB, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
HUMANOMICS RESEARCH CENTRE, AALBORG UNIVERSITY
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
EUROPEAN UNION OF SCIENCE JOURNALISTS’ ASSOCIATIONS
PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, UK PARLIAMENT