Thursday June 27 at 14:00-15:30
HORIZON 2020 – How Science Journalists Tie Into The New EU Strategy
The European Commission is launching a new strategy to connect research and citizens. The current one, science in society, will be integrated into HORIZON 2020. What is the new approach to bridge the gap between the research and the public sector all about; how will scientists try to reach the society with their work; and how will this be communicated?
In fact, communication is the key element to kick off and carry out this important programme. It is decisive for reaching the target audience. However, what kind of communication is intended: science communication, science journalism, both? Science journalism could play a crucial role to promote the new EU outreach programme and involve the civil society in science.
The European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations EUSJA will promote a panel discussion with scientific representatives of the Commission and science journalists. It is intended to clarify the extent of the new EU strategy, its goals and how they are being implemented. The focus of this session goes beyond Europe. It will also ask how ICPC countries, third countries as part of the International Cooperation of Partner Countries may benefit and participate.
Expert on the panel: Begoña Arano, Head of Communication, representing Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels.
Moderator: Barbara Drillsma, Freelancer & EUSJA President, London
Presenter: Menelaos Sotoriou, EUSJA Board Member & Journalistic Expert on EU Programmes, Athens
Debater: Martin Schneider, TV Science Programme Director SWR & Chairman of the German Science Journalists’ Association WPK, Baden-Baden
Producer: Wolfgang C. Goede, Freelancer & EUSJA Hon. Secretary, Munich
CV: Barbie Drillsma
Barbie started working in journalism as a reporter more than 40 years ago. She has worked on a range of newspapers – weekly, provincial and national throughout the UK and was twice runner-up in the National Woman Journalist of the Year Award run by the Daily Telegraph. She was the NW of England correspondent for Melody Maker, writing on rock and pop music. She wrote one of the first environmental supplements for the Daily Mail and has been a chief reporter, editor and special freelance correspondent for a number of titles and magazines.
Barbie set up her own science communication business twenty years ago. She worked for and contributed to New Scientist, The Biologist, Chemistry in Britain, Channel Four News and wrote corporate publications for a diverse group of organisations including the British Science Association, the Royal Society and RSA. She has also worked for the European Science Foundation and Euroscience.
Barbie worked for the UK’s Association of British Science Writers for 14 years and through this work became involved with EUSJA – The European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations. She has held a number of board positions and is now president of the group.
CV Menelaos Sotiriou
Mr. Menelaos Sotiriou (BSc Mathematics, MSc TQM). He is a science writer and communicator and currently he is the editor of the official Research and Technology online magazine in Greece, E&T (www.et-online.gr) that is published from the General Secretariat of Research and Technology. He started his professional career by developing various Management Systems, mostly in the field of Education as well as Health Care and Telecommunications, in over 40 public and private Organisations. He is a certified auditor and has realised over 50 audits, mostly in the field of Quality Management Systems and Assurance. The last ten (10) years he is running and organising European and national projects for several institutions (including research institutions) mainly in the areas of new and innovative technologies (ICT). He has been involved in more than 30 EU projects in the areas of SiS, SSH, ICT, Research for the Benefit of SMEs. He has vast experience in networking activities as the project Coordinator of EUROSiS Project that is the Network of the Science in Society NCPs. (Greek NCP for SiS Programme). During this project he has organized a lot of brokerage events as well as info days / trainings concerning the participation of institutions in the specific programme.
Currently he is holding the place of Secretary General of Science View (www.scienceview.gr) a non profit, non governmental organization that has expertise in Science Communication and Science Journalism and he is also a Board Member of the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (www.eusja.org). Finally, he is included in the Evaluators’ Data Base of the European Commission for the FP7 and also he had participated in several EC meetings as an expert in Science Communication issues.
CV Martin Schneider
Martin Schneider, born in 1960, studied Philosophy, Biology and German Literature in Aachen, Vienna/Austria an Muenster. After working for two years in the press department of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council) he worked as a freelance science writer and TV producer for several newspapers, magazines and broadcast companies in Germany. Since 1999 staff member in the Science Dept. of SWR Television (Suedwestrundfunk, member of Public German Network ARD). In charge of three magazine programmes and science documentaries.
Since 2009 Board Member, since 2011 Chairman of German Science Journalists’ Association WPK.
Wolfgang C. Goede: Curriculum Vitae
Masters’ degree in political and communication science (LMU Munich: 1984) and a specialization in science journalism (Bosch foundation scholar: 1980/81); 28 years of experience as an editor for Germany’s leading popular science magazine P.M., supervisor of trainees; member of the International Science Writers’ Association ISWA, co-founder of the World Federation of Science Journalists WFSJ, board member of the German Assoc. of Science Writers TELI and co-initiator of the German Science Debate, TELI’s EUSJA representative from 2004 until 2011, since 2012 EUSJA Honorary Secretary; member of the British Council Science Think Tank (2005 until 2007), participant, organizer and co-organizer of numerous journalistic workshops, contributor and lecturer, author of publications and critical reviews of the state of the art of science journalism, its ethics and history, democratic claims and reality (ESOF 2004//2012, PCST, 1997//2000) World Conferences of Science Journalists, 1999//2013). Member of the Bertelsmann/Gruner+Jahr Corporate Social Responsibility task force; facilitator of the transfer of Comprehensive Community Development CCD from the US to Germany; implementation of participation and educational projects in Colombia/South America.