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The principal aim of GlobalSCAPE is to generate a detailed picture of science communication in a global context. Recent research focused on taking stock and re-examining the role of science communication has concentrated primarily on science communication in Europe and the western world.

Science communication is a global field of research and practice central to the relationship between science and society. While recent large-scale studies of science communication have focused on European and Western contexts, GlobalSCAPE will contribute to a more comprehensive picture of science communication by focusing on science communication professionals working in non-Western countries and in regions where work in the field may be challenging or under-valued. The project will implement a programme of electronically facilitated diary studies to determine the challenges and opportunities faced by science communication professionals as they navigate a rapidly changing landscape. A deeper understanding of how science communication happens in different geographical, cultural, and political contexts will foster collaboration and support global efforts to democratise science.

In the end, GlobalSCAPE will:

1. Present a complete and more fine-grained picture of global science communication.

2. Map that picture over time to identify shifts in priorities and incentives/disincentives.

3. Innovate a new and ambitious methodology to measure and assess science communication.

4. Maximise the resources of SwafS-19 to support the work of science communicators where it is most needed.

J Flag EU GlobalSCAPE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101006436.


  • science communication
  • Global Sci Comm

List of project partners

Details of the GlobalSCAPE consortium are available here.