The ECSJ2020 European conference has now opened registrations.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

The registration form can be accessed through the website of the conference at, where the provisional program is available.

For those who will be able to travel to Trieste, a meeting point in person will be organised thanks to the hospitality of the Area Science Park. The in-person event will be organised in full compliance with the restrictions and the safety recommendations imposed by Covid-19.

The conference was initially planned for the beginning of July together with the Euro Science Open Forum ESOF2020 and was postponed due to the uncertainties of pandemic. The conference programme was, hence, redesigned in the new context and includes topics of relevance, like communicating uncertainties and evidence-based policy making in times of pandemic.

Key topics are: Filters for Truth: Will AI replace reporters and fact-checkers?; Cybersecurity: science journalist’s guide; Communicating uncertainties: before and after covid-19; Evidence-based policy making in science and medicine; The impact of science cultures on science journalism and the public discourse.

Confirmed speakers includeDeborah Blum, Director of Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, Publisher of Undark magazine (USA); Martin Bauer, Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology at London School of Economics and Political Science (UK); Olga Dobrovidova, Science communicator at Skoltech, associate professor at ITMO University, AKSON Acting President, Vice President of EFSJ (Russia); David Mair, Head of Unit, Science Advice to Policy, EC Joint Research Centre (EU); Harry Collins, distinguished Research Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Cardiff (UK); Siri Carpenter, science journalist and editor, president of the National Association of Science Writers (USA); Andrea Saltelli, professor at the Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen (Norway) and at Open Evidence Research, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain); Alessandro Delfanti, associate professor at the University of Toronto, politics of digital media and technology scholar (Canada); Micho Tatalovic, news editor, Research Fortnight (UK); Andrada Fiscutean, news editor and anchor at ProFM Romania (Romania); Andrey Konyaev, publisher of N+1 (Russia); Fabiana Zollo, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics and Research Fellow in the Center for the Humanities & Social Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy); David Michaels, Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) at the George Washington University, author of “The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception” (USA); Tracey Brown, director of Sense About Science and an adjunct associate professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Monash University (USA); Vera Novais, science journalist at Observador (Portugal); Gioia Lovison, Head of Communication Office at University of Padova (Italy); Volker Stollorz, Chief editor and managing director of Science Media Center (Germany); Pakinam Amer, science journalist and editor, MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow (Egypt), Leo Hickman, editor and director of CarbonBrief (UK); Melinda Wenner Moyer, contributing editor at Scientific American, columnist at Slate and regular contributor of the New York Times; Katie Fleeman, audience engagement editor at Knowable Magazine.

The conference is supported by the European Federation for Science Journalism (EFSJ), EurekAlert!, the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme Copernicus/ECMWF, European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) and Area Science Park.

The event is organised in cooperation with the Euroscience Open Forum ESOF2020 Trieste.

Don’t forget to fill the registration form at

We hope to have you among our participants!