Nerver af stål

Tre journalister fra Holland, Italien og Tyskland har begået et ”giftigt” stykke journalistik. De har gjort det i samarbejde – og det er finansieret af www.journalismfund.eu.  Dejligt at se, i disse for journalistikken så pressede tider.

Det handler om EU, stålindustri og miljø og kan downloades via ét af de to links herunder:

The results of a cross border journalism project: Nerves of steel: carte blanche to Europe’s atmospheric polluters. A classic example of how evidence-based policy does not prevail to the detriment of EU citizens’ health.

A new European environmental Directive designed to protect EU citizens against fine dust emissions is unlikely to be very effective. Indeed, it appears that the Industrial Emission Directive 2010/75/EU, also called IED, has been weakened due to industry pressures.

The aim of the IED was to prevent or reduce as much as possible environmental pollution by fine dust emanating, among others, from industrial facilities. The trouble is that the very industries such Directive is designed to regulate have had tremendous amount of influence on how it will ultimately work.




2nd European Conference for Science Journalists

2nd European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ 2015)

3 november 2015

The European Union of Science Journalists EUSJA and the Club of Hungarian Science Journalists  cordially invite you to participate in the 2nd European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ 2015) to be held  in Budapest on 3 November 2015 in the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The Conference is a unique networking event with specialised science journalists reflecting their profession, competences, challenges. As one major milestone the event will launch a new ambitious network across Europe.

ECSJ 2015 will have four tracks. They focus on the role of science journalists in the technological and societal transformations of the 21. century, specifically: How to safeguard quality and ethics in an increasingly stakeholder-driven science communication; survival of science journalists in difficult times and their (bright) future as entrepreneurs; the challenges of progressing climate change for the profession; and how it deals with rampant infectious diseases. (See the attached Preliminary Programme).

For November 4, a half-day study trip is scheduled to outstanding Hungarian research projects and EU projects, among others the large CERN Datacenter in Budapest and EITI, the EU institution to provide transparency and good governance with the management of natural resources.

With ECSJ 2015 the Hungarian Science Journalist Association celebrates its 25th anniversary. The conference will continue the tradition started with the 1st ECSJ held in Copenhagen as a satellite event of ESOF 2014.

ECSJ 2015 is a satellite event of the World Science Forum (WSF), to be held on 4-7 November 2015; all ECSJ participants are welcome to take part in WSF as well (www.sciforum.hu).

President of ECSJ 2015 is István Palugyai, Honorary President of the Hungarian science journalists and EUSJA President Emeritus, in close collaboration with the EUSJA board.

The conference is free of charge! Please fill in and send the enclosed Registration Form to Gusztáv Hencsey, ECSJ 2015 local organiser: hencsey.gusztav@gmail.com

Registration deadline: 30 September 2015.

Please note: Colleagues headed to the WSF can apply for a grant; everything covered including part of the travel costs. Apply for 12 grants until Sept. 25!

Grant info: http://www.sci-com.eu/home/index.php/press-room/scicom-news/entry/world-science-forum-media-call-for-grants

Grant Application: http://www.sci-com.eu/home/index.php/media-grant-application


Registration form ECSJ2015


ELI Beamlines & laser tech

Nyt fra EUSJA

The Czech association is organising a study trip to Prague October 18-20 and 15 journalists are invited. The organizers will cover 2 night accomodation and meal. Journalists must take care of their travel.

Journalists will participate to opening of multifunctional building of ELI Beamlines as well as visit the construction site of laser and experimental building of the same large as two football pitches.

The project ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) is a European plan to build a new generation of large research facilities selected by the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

The main goal of ELI is to create the latest laser equipment in the world. ELI will also be an attractive platform for educating a new generation of PhD. students, scientists and engineers. The Czech Republic will become the host country for the top international research, which may attract further investment in advanced technologies with high added value.

The meeting is organized with research leaders such as Bedřich Rus, Georg Korn, Bruno LeGarrec, also with project manager Roman Hvězda – there will be the opportunities for interview.

ELI Beamlines research activities are lasers, X-ray Sources Driven by Ultrashort Laser Pulses; Particle Acceleration by Lasers; Applications in Molecular, Biomedical, Material Sciences; Plasma and High Energy Density Physics; Exotic Physics and Theory.

About ELI: http://www.eli-beams.eu/about/

Please send the applications directly to Marina Huzvarova, the organizer: huzvarova@ssc.cas.cz by September 5.