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.
The mis- and disinformation spread in the Media has gained momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic. This raises the broader question of the role of media professionals and researchers in the spread of science and communication. Public understanding of scientific key...
Our very first Intensive Study Programme “Which Guidelines for Evidence-based Communication”, organised by the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), took place from 1-5 March 2021. Around twenty master’s students and PhD candidates gathered...
The University of Alcalá is in charge of the quality assurance of ERUM and offers a glimpse behind the scenes. Although the Covid-19 pandemic can mean a challenge in the implementation of international projects, we can think of and devise different strategies that...
A look back at the project’s first online conference
The project first online Intensive Study Programme is currently being prepared and will happen on March 1-5, 2021.
The project first newsletter is out! You can download it here.
The project’s first online conference on scientific vulgarisation through mainstream media will happen on the 14th of December.
The third content-related milestone of our project – the creation of innovative learning material for university students – is currently being developed.
We are living in times of deep uncertainties and are facing an unprecedented convergence of threats and multiple crises due to the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has triggered and accelerated dissemination of disinformation, conspiracy theories, “alternative...
Publication of baseline reports by the European Commission in order to limit COVID-19-related online disinformation
In the light of the rise of disinformation campaigns, especially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has published several sets of reports provided by the online platform signatories of the Code of Practice on Disinformation as part of...
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 elaborate on the good practices of media popularisation of science.
Status: Planned (January 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: Planned (May 2022)
Milestones: Conference on Media Literacy in contemporary societies in Austria
European University Foundation
University Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Vytautas Magnus University
Cyprus University of Technology
Universidad de Alcalá