ERUM – Enhancing Research Understanding through Media
The ERUM project is a European initiative which addresses the need for the development of students’ key transversal competences in terms of media literacy, evidence-based communication and resilience to dis/misinformation. It also intends to strengthen the capacity of media experts vis-a-vis evidence- and research-based communication.
Higher Education Institutions
Collaborate with media and scientific experts to improve the educational offer of universities.
Connect and learn from Higher Education professionals to improve evidence-based communication.
One of the main deliverables of the ERUM project was the production of learning material to foster students’ media and information literacy as well as transversal skills such as critical thinking. In this context, we developed 15 learning modules that focus on issues...
There is no denying that misinformation and disinformation have gained incredible momentum in the past couple of years, particularly after the outbreak of the pandemic. On one side, what the United Nations and the World Health Organization have identified as infodemic...
The coordinating team in Vienna together with the EUF designed a Quality Assurance Plan that facilitates the motivation of participants in their compliance with objectives. The University of Alcalá supports the implementation of the plan making sure that the...
On April 28th the ERUM partners – under the lead of the University of Vienna – hosted the third ERUM conference to present and discuss the project’s outcomes
ERUM project consortium is pleased to announce the conference "Facts & Figures: Evidence-based Information in Contemporary Societies" which is set to take place online and in Vienna on April 28th, 2022 from 10:00 to 16:30 CET. Based on the findings of the Erasmus+...
While it has been a little quiet around here, partners of the ERUM project have been busy with the implementation of the 2nd part of the Intensive Study Programme “From Post-Truth to Pseudoscience: Understanding the Impact of Disinformation our Societies” in September...
The second edition of the Intensive Study Programme organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki took place online between 19th and 21st of July.
ERUM second newsletter is out! Find out more about the project and its developments here.
From Post-Truth to Pseudoscience: Understanding the Impact of Disinformation on our Societies – Online Intensive Study Programme
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will be hosting our second Online Intensive Study Programme (ISP) for students of different disciplines at master and PhD level! The ISP will be held in two parts: July 19-21 and September 13-14. The aim is to help participants...
On 26 May 2021, the ERUM consortium met for the fourth time. Due to the current public health crisis, the meeting was held online via Zoom, and it was chaired by Judith Götz, Alessandra Santoianni and Johanna Urban from the University of Vienna. During this productive...
Outputs and Resources
Media representation of controversial topics
The reports elaborate on a methodology to apprehend media content in a critical way and present a comprehensive analysis of the media representation gaps in various highly-relevant topics of our society.
Status: Finalised (June 2020)
Milestones: Conference on scientific popularisation through mainstream media in Belgium
Study material for media literacy skills
The study material provides the learners an experiential journey to learning and improving their knowledge, skills and competences in media literacy and resilience to mis/disinformation.
Status: Planned (May 2022)
Milestones: Summer schools in France and Greece
Guidelines for evidence-based communication
The guidelines provide guidance and support to postgraduate students to develop their skills for good scientific-communication practices. The booklet underlines the current media practices and elaborates on the good practices of media popularisation of science.
Status: Finalised (March 2021)
Milestones: Conference on research understanding through media in Cyprus
Policy recommendations for Media-Academia collaboration
The white paper looks into ways of mainstreaming strategic support for students against misleading media content and propose solutions for cooperation between the media and higher education institutions.
Status: Finalised (May 2022)
Milestones: Conference on Media Literacy in contemporary societies in Austria
Guidelines for evidence-based communication
European University Foundation
University Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Vytautas Magnus University
Cyprus University of Technology
Universidad de Alcalá