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…

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…

Read the preliminary results of the CONCISE project

CONCISE project aims to generate a European-wide debate on¬†science communication.¬†In particular, the project aims at providing qualitative knowledge through citizen consultation on the means/channels (media and social networks, life experience, relatives, religion, political ideology, educational system‚Ķ), by which¬†EU citizens¬†acquire their science-related¬†science knowledge, and how this knowledge influences their¬†beliefs, opinions, and perceptions. CONCISE carried out five…