ERUM | Enhancing Research Understanding through Media

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From 01/10/2019 to 01/10/2022

The ERUM project is a European initiative which addresses the need for the development of students’ key transversal competences in terms of media literacy, evidence-based communication and resilience to dis/misinformation. It also intends to strengthen the capacity of media experts vis-a-vis evidence- and research-based communication.

  • Students - Develop key transversal skills and build resilience to dis/misinformation.
  • Higher Education Institutions - Collaborate with media and scientific experts to improve the educational offer of universities.
  • Media Representatives - Connect and learn from Higher Education professionals to improve evidence-based communication.

Media representation of controversial topicsThe reports elaborate on a methodology to apprehend media content in a critical way and present a comprehensive analysis of the media representation gaps in various highly-relevant topics of our society.

Guidelines for evidence-based communicationThe guidelines provide guidance and support to postgraduate students to develop their skills for good scientific-communication practices. The booklet underlines the current media practices and elaborates on the good practices of media popularisation of science.


Upcoming (May 2022)

Study material for media literacy skills - The study material will provide the learners an experiential journey to learning and improving their knowledge, skills and competences in media literacy and resilience to mis/disinformation.

Policy recommendations for Media-Academia collaboration - The white paper will look into ways of mainstreaming strategic support for students against misleading media content and propose solutions for cooperation between the media and higher education institutions.


  • European University Foundation 
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Universität Wien
  • University of Alcalá
  • University Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • Vytautas Magnus University
  • Cyprus University of Technology

Judith Goetz

Johanna Urban

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