CommHERE is the first communication project to receive funding from the EU within FP7 Health; 2 millions for three years starting in October 2011. The overall aim of CommHERE is to improve communication on the outcome of EU funded health research projects to the media, the general public and other target groups in all of Europe and to develop a networking organization for a long-term sustainable effect. The general concept of CommHERE is to act on two parallel levels which are both developed during the project period.
 
* On the one hand the project will work to increase actual communication activities on ongoing research directed towards the media, various stakeholders and the general public by the production of press releases, virtual texts and images, and outreach activities. Basic tools and guidelines for this, applicable on a European level, will be developed, used and evaluated.
 
* On the other hand – for a long-term sustainable effect – the project participants will work closely with the PIs and other representatives of new and ongoing research projects to encourage and motivate them, by giving tools, feed-back and incentives for continuous communication within and beyond of the scientific community.
 
The CommHERE consortium comprises 10 partners, all research institutions which are active in the health research area, all responsible for the coordination of EUfunded health research projects. This strong EU research connection is crucial for the proposed project plan, since it gives the consortium the possibility to work in close contact with the actual performers of health research.
All CommHERE activities will initially be made on a local level, within each of the participant’s own institutions, towards a European audience, but will be successively spread during the project period nationally and between countries. A network of communication officers from all parts of Europe will be built to stimulate future collaboration, experience/knowledge sharing and competence building.
 
At PCST 2012 we want to present the tools and guidelines developed so far, including the planned website (open for all EU research projects), share our experiences and stimulate networking with other communication officers active in research institutions.
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Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

Commhere
for communication of health research on the European arena

Ulla Bredberg   CommHERE project coordinator, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

CommHERE is the first communication project to receive funding from the EU within FP7 Health; 2 millions for three years starting in October 2011. The overall aim of CommHERE is to improve communication on the outcome of EU funded health research projects to the media, the general public and other target groups in all of Europe and to develop a networking organization for a long-term sustainable effect. The general concept of CommHERE is to act on two parallel levels which are both developed during the project period.
 
* On the one hand the project will work to increase actual communication activities on ongoing research directed towards the media, various stakeholders and the general public by the production of press releases, virtual texts and images, and outreach activities. Basic tools and guidelines for this, applicable on a European level, will be developed, used and evaluated.
 
* On the other hand – for a long-term sustainable effect – the project participants will work closely with the PIs and other representatives of new and ongoing research projects to encourage and motivate them, by giving tools, feed-back and incentives for continuous communication within and beyond of the scientific community.
 
The CommHERE consortium comprises 10 partners, all research institutions which are active in the health research area, all responsible for the coordination of EUfunded health research projects. This strong EU research connection is crucial for the proposed project plan, since it gives the consortium the possibility to work in close contact with the actual performers of health research.
All CommHERE activities will initially be made on a local level, within each of the participant’s own institutions, towards a European audience, but will be successively spread during the project period nationally and between countries. A network of communication officers from all parts of Europe will be built to stimulate future collaboration, experience/knowledge sharing and competence building.
 
At PCST 2012 we want to present the tools and guidelines developed so far, including the planned website (open for all EU research projects), share our experiences and stimulate networking with other communication officers active in research institutions.

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