TRESCA: Trustworthy, Reliable And Engaging Scientific Communication Approaches

Developing trust in science and innovation through innovative communication practices between scientific researchers, journalists and policymakers.

The TRESCA project’s goals are to systematically understand what drives public trust in science communication through large scale, experimental survey research and qualitative, deliberative research. TRESCA is designed to build long-term impact and produce positive change through the engagement and training of stakeholders, including scientists, journalists, policymakers and the public, to increase the production, exchange and consumption of more trustworthy, reliable, and accurate scientific communications.

TRESCA foregrounds the communication of findings from Social Science and Humanities (SSH) research related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) developments around digitalisation. The project focuses on three areas of concern around digitalisation: 1. misinformation and digital safety; 2. environ-mental health; 3. automation and the future of skills and work. TRESCA develops a set of tools for improving science communication including a tested and assessed animated science communication video; the prototype of a misinformation widget working on encrypted communication channels to help distinguish trustworthy contents and sources; and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for scientists, journalists and policy makers to learn how to best facilitate reliable and trustworthy science communication.

Science|Business leads WP6 and is responsible for disseminating project activities and results through a variety of communication channels and events including the Science|Business website, social media, bi-weekly newsletter and relevant policy and R&I events, to generate awareness for the project and establish a long-term impact and connections between scientists, journalists and policymakers in the science communication process.


Twitter: @TrustSocialSci
News and updates from TRESCA: Here.

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This project has received funding from the European Commission under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (H2020-SwafS-2019-1).