EUSJA celebrates 50 years with a virtual European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ2021)


EUSJA Program (ECSJ2021) 16 December 2021.

10:00 – 10:15 Opening EUSJA President Jens Degett, (Denmark).

10:15 – 10:45 The role of EUSJA in science journalism the last 50 years. Erich Witzmann, (Austria) and Istvan Palugyai, (Hungary) Moderator:  Hanns-J. Neubert, (Germany)

10:45 – 11:30 Debate: Hanns-J. Neubert, (Germany)

12:00 – 12:30 Science journalism in Europe during Covid 19. Anna Larsson (Sweden) and Sergio Ferrer (Spain) Moderator:  Catherine Collins, (Ireland).

12:30 – 13:00 Debate: Catherine Collins, (Ireland)

13:00 – 13:30 What are the greatest challenges to science journalism today? Jari Makinen, (Finland), Federico Kukso, (Argentina), Moderator: Cinzia Boschiero (Italy)

13:30 – 13:55   Debate:  Dino Trescher, (Germany).

13:55 – 14:00 Closing remarks. Jens Degett, (Denmark)    

Further announcement will be shown on the EUSJA website from Tuesday14/12 with a link to sign up for the conference. http://www.eusja.org/  

Fifty years ago, in March 1971 the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations

(EUSJA) was created at the Maison de Presse in Brussels with participation of the founding fathers

representing science journalists’ associations from Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the

Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Since then, EUSJA has played an important role for developing science journalism in Europe through visits,

conferences and debates organized by journalists from up to 23 countries. EUSJA made it possible for

journalists to meet and exchange knowledge during the cold war. After The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, EUSJA

played an important role in ́making the west more accessible for journalist from the former Eastern

European countries. Later, EUSJA played a pivotal role for the creation of the World Federation for Science

Journalists (WFSJ) facilitating and networking science and science journalism at a global level.

To celebrate its years existence, EUSJA is organizing the European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ2021) the 16 December from 10.00 – 14.00 with the Patronage of the European Union

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EUSJA ECSJ2021 Program.

10:00 – 10:15 Opening. Jens Degett, (Denmark), Massimo Gaudina, (Italy).

10:15 – 10:45 The role of EUSJA in science journalism the last 50 years. Erich Witzmann, (Austria) and Istvan Palugyai, (Hungary) Moderator:  Hanns-J. Neubert, (Germany)

10:45 – 11:30 Debate: Hanns-J. Neubert, (Germany)

12:00 – 12:30 Science journalism in Europe during Covid 19. Anna Larsson (Sweden) and Sergio Ferrer (Spain) Moderator:  Catherine Collins, (Ireland).

12:30 – 13:00 Debate: Catherine Collins, (Ireland)

13:00 – 13:30 What are the greatest challenges to science journalism today? Jari Makinen, (Finland), Federico Kukso, (Argentina), Moderator: Cinzia Boschiero (Italy)

13:30 – 13:55   Debate:  Dino Trescher, (Germany).

13:55 – 14:00 Closing remarks. Jens Degett, (Denmark)    

Further announcement will be shown on the EUSJA website from Tuesday14/12 with a link to sign up for the conference. The conference will be open and free for all participants.

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About the Author

President of EUSJA, and also working on a science media platform called ScienceStoriesDK See website: https://www.sciencestories.dk/da Former chair of the Danish Science Journalists, former director of Communication and Information at ESF and one of the founding fathers of WFSJ and ESOF. Worked 30+ years in printed and electronic media, but also as communication officer in large international organisations. Here is an article about my early career: https://www.science.org/content/article/careers-science-broadcasting-biblical-origins-and-superstrings-radio