October 14, 2022
Enjoi Team

Participatory events in Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Belgium to improve the quality of science communication and journalism

Engaging and empowering communities is key to fighting disinformation, as clearly shown by the Covid-19 infodemic and other global challenges. In ENJOI, we are doing that with a specific focus on scientific information: our goal is to co-create with scientists, journalists, communicators, practitioners, activists, teachers, and various other representatives of civil society a set of Standards, Principles, and Indicators (SPIs) to improve the quality of science communication and journalism.

After the first round of ENJOI Engagement Workshops in Italy, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal, we are kicking off another round of participatory events in the four selected countries. These are the ENJOI Labs, aimed at refining the list of SPIs and defining the ENJOI tools.

To successfully achieve the necessary results for the round of Labs until December 2022, we developed a methodology for the quadruple helix stakeholders. We fostered a strong connection with the European Project NEWSERA, which explores citizen science as a new paradigm for science communication. One of the ENJOI events, the Spanish Lab, will happen in parallel with the NEWSERA Data Journalism #CitSciComm Lab, in the bigger framework of the NEWSERA-ENJOI Conference “DATA4CitSciNews” on November 28th  in Barcelona (register here!)

Each one of the ENJOI European labs will target a specific group to collect different perspectives on the ways to improve science communication and journalism in a practical way.

  • 1st ENJOI Lab, Italy: civil society - October 27, 2022
  • 2nd ENJOI Lab, Portugal: researchers - November 9, 2022
  • 3rd ENJOI Lab, Spain: science journalists and science communicators - November 28, 2022
  • 4th ENJOI Lab, Belgium: policymakers and funders - December 7, 2022

Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter for updates!

ENJOI Labs: Standards, Principles and Indicators in #scicomm & science journalism

Video realized during the 1st ENJOI Lab in Bologna, Italy (October 2022)

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