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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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