The European Competence Centre for Science Communication will be fully established by March 2027. Its development is being undertaken with a strong basis of co-creation amongst multiple stakeholders by the COALESCE project (“Coordinated Opportunities for Advanced Leadership and Engagement in Science Communication in Europe”), funded by the European Commission, under WIDERA-ERA-60.

The consortium brings together 13 organisations previously involved in eight sister projects (CONCISE, RETHINK, QUEST, NEWSERA, TRESCA, ParCos, ENJOI, and GlobalSCAPE) that were funded through the “Science with and for Society” (SwafS-19) programme “Taking stock and re-examining the role of science communication”. 

COALESCE is building the Competence Centre with resources and tools that promote high-quality, evidence-based and interdisciplinary science communication. It is doing so by pulling together the knowledge gained from the eight SwafS-19 sister projects as well as from other past and ongoing EU-funded and national science communication initiatives. 

network of national and regional hubs, representing the EU 20 + UK and Ukraine, will act as physical hubs and multipliers of the Centre, enriching and adapting the multiple resources available to different languages and cultural contexts.