ESConet trainers include leading researchers, working science journalists, policy advisers, and outreach professionals from every corner of Europe. After ten years of networking, developing, and delivering training in science communication to researchers from a broad range of academic backgrounds, we are some of the most experienced trainers you will find.
All of the trainers have media and policy experience that makes them familiar with the workings of science communication to lay, but intelligent, audiences. Many of ESConet Trainers earn their living, in whole or in part, in these worlds, and most trainers have scientific backgrounds. This gives ESConet Trainers an excellent grounding in the workings of the EC, and the networks it supports under its various Framework Programmes, as well as strong connections into the international world of science communication.
ESConet has existed in various different incarnations through the FP5, FP6 and FP7 programmes since 2000.