Best Practice in Communicating the Results of European Research to the Public

Communication of European Research
  • Margaret Ashwell
  • Michel Claessens
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 569)


Dissemination of results is a contractual obligation of participation in research initiatives supported under the European Union’s Framework Six Programme. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research is heavily involved in communicating the results of EU-funded research to the media and the general public. In any research project it is important to start thinking about dissemination and exploitation right at the beginning. How can this be possible when the project has not yet yielded any results? Examples from two ongoing EU supported projects are shared and discussed.

Key words

EU communication dissemination exploitation 


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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Ashwell
    • 1
  • Michel Claessens
    • 2
  1. 1.Ashwell AssociatesAshwell, HertsUK
  2. 2.Information and Communication, Directorate-General for ResearchEuropean CommissionBrusselsBelgium

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