The ECSJ 2022
is generally organized by an association of science journalists around the same time and in the same country as where ESOF
is held. In 2022 ESOF is in the city of Leiden in the Netherlands, which means the Dutch association of science journalists and communicators (VWN
) organizes the event. Long story short: the Dutch setup a programme committee and they’ve quietly been working on the conference since the beginning of this year to set up a programme aimed at the profession of science journalism, with workshops, lectures and panels covering the conference topic, ‘Investigating Science’.
Why this theme? A brief excerpt from the website
: “…in a time when ‘just follow the science’ has become a matter of fierce political debate, conspiracy theories and even riots in the streets, science journalism needs to rethink its position in the complex force field between following and investigating science.”
As it is an event for science journalists from all over Europe, we are not only the Dutch association, but working together with members of the European Federation for Science Journalism or EFSJ
which combines the expertise of 7 European associations.