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Science Communication in the South East European Region - Overview of the Current Situation and Quality and Accountability of Science Communication

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Science communication, access and the quality of science news disseminated to the public are still at inadequate levels in many of the South East European (SEE) countries. This was noted during a UNESCO Venice Office round table on “Assessing and Disseminating Scientific Information in South East Europe” held in Maribor, Slovenia in November 2005. Prior to this round table, fact-finding missions were undertaken in many of the SEE countries. The mission results all recognised the importance of increasing political commitment and reinforcing regional cooperation so as to improve public understanding and interest in science.

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