NEWSERA Final Conference

  • 29 March 2023
    09:00 - 16:30 CEST

  • BIP Meeting Centre (Place Royale 11 - Brussels)

NEWSERA is announcing its final conference! Join us in Brussels – or follow the livestream – on March 29th 2023 to learn about the project’s journey and results, and join the conversation around citizen science communication and citizen science journalism.

During the event, hosted at the “BIP Meeting Centre”, the NEWSERA Consortium members will discuss the achievements of the project and present the NEWSERA Blueprints on innovative citizen science communication. These documents are the results of the many learnings of the #CitSciComm Labs and will be presented with the participation of representatives from the NEWSERA Pilots.

Moreover, the NEWSERA final conference will be an occasion to go deeper into the concepts of citizen science communication and citizen science journalism, and will feature the participation of fellow EU-funded projects ENJOI, COALESCE, IMPETUS, and ECS.

After the event, participants are invited to visit the DATA4CitSciNews exhibition at 7PM, which was first launched in Barcelona in November 2022. Hosted in the impressive venue “Au Bassin”, the exhibition will showcases several artworks to set off the concept of citizen science journalism, through alternative visuals, installations and critical narratives. The exhibition aims to spark a discussion about how citizens and journalists and well designed data collection can be the drivers behind investigation to ultimately respond to societal needs and benefit communities.


Final program


9:00 – 9:30   Registration
9:30 – 9:40  Welcome from NEWSERA Coordinator

Rosa Arias, Science for Change

9:40 – 10:00 Science communication in the European Research Area

Aleksandra Hebda, Policy Assistant, DG R&I, European Commission

10:00 – 10:20 The ESMH: communicate better science to all

Vita Crivello, Policy Analyst, European Science Media Hub

10:20 – 10:40 NEWSERA – CitSci is the new scicomm – Overview

Rosa Arias, NEWSERA Coordinator, CEO Science for Change

10:40 – 10:50 NEWSERA – Impact framework for CitSciComm strategies

Paolo Giardullo, University of Padova & Maite Pelacho, IBERCIVIS

10:50 – 11:05 Coffee break
11:05 – 11:45 Blueprint with and for citizen scientists and society at large – University of Padova

Roundtable with lessons learnt – NEWSERA Pilots representatives:
Alessandro Campanaro & Alice Lenzi (InNat), Lara Nunes (VacaLoura), Filipe Lopes (MosquitoWeb)
Moderated by Maria Angela Citarella

11:45 – 12:30  Blueprint with and for Policymakers – FECYT

Roundtable with lessons learnt – NEWSERA Pilots representatives:
Rosa Arias (D-NOSES), Alejandro Sánchez (Cities at Night), Elizabete Marchante ( and João ‘Cão’ Duarte (Novos Decisores Ciências)
Moderated by Ana Elorza

12:30 – 13:15 CitSciComm activities in career scientists recognition & Blueprint with and for career scientists – Cristina Luís, FC.ID

Roundtable with lessons learnt – NEWSERA Pilots representatives:
José Antonio Blanco (MammalNet), Cristina Castracani (School of Ants) and Eugenio Gervasini (Easin)
Moderated by Inês Navalhas

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch break
14:15 – 15:00 Blueprint with and for Industry and SMEs – Science for Change

Roundtable with lessons learnt – NEWSERA Pilots representatives:
Filipa Bessa (Lixo Marinho), Sonia Liñan & Andrea Comaposada (UrbamarBio) and Silvia Merlino (SeaCleaner)
Moderated by Joana Magalhães

15:00 – 15:45 Blueprint with and for Science Journalists – formicablu

Roundtable with lessons learnt – NEWSERA Pilots representatives:
Carlotta Indiano (RomaUp), Eva Monteiro (Censos de Borboletas), Silvia Gisondi (InNat) and Alejandro Sanchez (Cities at Night)
Moderated by Elisabetta Tola

15:45 – 15:55 Guide of Science Communication in Citizen Science Projects and Citizen Science Journalism & Citizen science as a communication tool in the post-factual era

Joana Magalhães, Science for Change

What’s next? The pathway after NEWSERA
15:55 – 16:05 ENJOI: a Manifesto and an Observatory for high-quality science journalism

Elisabetta Tola, ENJOI Coordinator (NEWSERA SwafS-19 Sister project)

16:05 – 16:20 Horizon Europe Projects: COALESCE, IMPETUS, ECS

Rosa Arias, Science for Change

16:20 – 16:30 Wrap up and Closure

Rosa Arias, Science for Change

19:00 DATA4CitSCiNews Exhibition and cocktail 

Location: Au Bassin

Participation to the conference is free, but seats are limited! Registering is mandatory to participate: please use the form below. In case seats are sold out, a waiting list will be opened: you will receive an email if a seat becomes available.

For those who are not able to attend, the conference will be livestreamed on the NEWSERA YouTube channel: be sure to register using the form below to receive a reminder before the event and a link to follow the livestream.

Download the NEWSERA Final event program in pdf.


Registration for the event is closed. Follow the live streaming of the event on the NEWSERA YouTube channel.


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