To boost vaccination rates, invest in trust

In a global health crisis, clear and trustworthy communication among institutions, experts and citizens is crucial. Recent data from Italy, in line with those from several other countries, show that a significant proportion of citizens either do not plan to get vaccinated against Covid-19 (21%), or would rather not be among the first to receive…

Coronavirus and public communication: the role of experts and decision-makers in the view of the public, by Giuseppe Pellegrini

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, has produced various reactions from governments around the world and their relationship with scientists, highlighting interesting implications in terms of the role and public image. The contribution describes how usually a risk communication in a crisis period is developed and how the politicians and the experts are…

Coronavirus: Commission hosts a European hackathon to develop innovative solutions to fight the outbreak

As of tomorrow and throughout the weekend, the Commission will host the pan-European¬†#EUvsVirus Hackathon, under the patronage of Mariya¬†Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.¬†The hackathon, led by the¬†European Innovation Council¬†and in close collaboration with the EU Member States, will connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe to develop innovative solutions…

Italian Citizens and Covid-19 – April 2020

BY Massimiano Bucchi and Barbara Saracino ¬† More than one Italian citizen over five still underplays the Covid-19 threat. This is one of the key results emerging from the recent survey conducted by Observa Science in Society Monitor. The monitor analyses in the first place exposure to information. The majority of Italians is getting their…