What QUEST is
QUEST defines, measures and supports quality in science communication. The project will develop tools and guidelines for improving effectiveness in dialogue between science and wider publics.
How QUEST works
We are a team of experts, scholars and media professionals across Europe who have come together to investigate current issues in science communication. We will develop tools, recommendations and guidelines for communicators and practitioners working in the fields of journalism, social media, and museums.
We believe there is a particular urgency to cultivate quality and effectiveness in the highly contested areas of vaccines, global warming, and artificial intelligence.
A Belgian virologist experienced a wave of criticism when she published her Covid-19 modelling results. Her response shows how engaging in a dialogue can be an effective strategy when dealing with a critical or hostile public. (more…)
We have developed a guide that supports science communicators in countering misinformation, inspiring young people and improving societal discussion on controversial science topics. (more…)
The coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by a wave of misinformation about vaccinations. QUEST’s Roberta Villa, health writer and journalist, explains in this video how the COVID-19 crisis has affected vaccination programmes. (more…)
We interviewed Marco Cattaneo, the editor of the Italian science magazine Le Science, about communications on climate change in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. (more…)
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We at QUEST aim to define, measure and support quality and effectiveness in science and technology communication. QUEST is a #H2020 project.