Two projects to promote the results of European Research Council (ERC) research have just been launched.
ERC=Science² and ERCcOMICS will carry out a range of activities combining traditional and new communication tools in various European countries and languages. The projects were selected in an open competition and will run for four years.
Science|Business will lead ERC=Science², a cross-Europe communications campaign focusing on popular scientific themes, such as cities of the future. It will highlight outstanding ERC projects and researchers through a set of innovative channels and materials. ERC grantees will take part in public events in science museums and universities all over Europe. Science|Business will coordinate a consortium of eight partners from universities, science museums, small and medium enterprises, and business associations.
ERCcOMICS will bring together comics artists and ERC grantees to produce webcomics illustrating scientific achievements. The project is coordinated by Pierre and Marie Curie University-Paris in partnership with La Bande Destinée, a communication agency in France.
The comics will be paired with interviews with ERC grantees and documentaries on their projects and interactive content. Science exhibitions and comics festivals, as well as public talks and sketching contests for students, will also be used as platforms to popularise ERC-funded research.
ERC Press Contacts
Press and Communication advisor
Phone: +32 (0) 460 76 72 48
Press and Communication adviser
Tel: +32 (0)2 298 76 31
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