Online Science-Media Training School

4th and 11th of December 2021 

EVOKE and EuroScitizen (WG4) are proud to announce a second Science-Media training school, this time focusing on the use of video for science communication. This two day event will cover all stages of video production and support the participants in the production of a short science video.

Please register here until the 19th of November

Contents and schedule

Session 1: 4th of December 2021 

10h45 – 18h00 CET (one hour lunch break)

In the morning, the main video resources, currently used to communicate science, will be presented and an exercise about pre-production will be promoted. The participants will be challenged to write the first draft of their script, exchanging and discussing ideas with the class. In the afternoon the other stages of video production will be addressed: production, post-production and dissemination, ending with a live tutorial about editing (Adobe Premiere Pro and Hitfiilm Express).

Session 2: 11th of December 2021 

10h45 – 14h00 CET (depending on the number of participants who have produced the films, it is possible that this session will extend into the afternoon)

Each participant will present their video to the class. The goal of this “movie session” it ́s to address the main difficulties along the process and to discuss the final product.

The length of this second session may vary depending on the number of participants who have produced the films.

More details about this training school here

The trainer

Miguel Ferreira — has a degree in Biology (2005), a master in Quality and Environmental Management (2011) and a postgraduate degree in Communication (2015). He completed the Course of Audio-visual Post-Production, at the Restart – Institute of Creativity, Arts and New Technologies, and worked for six years as a Science Explainer/Coordinator at Lousal Ciência Viva Centre. He is currently a Science Communicator and a Researcher at the Centre for Functional Ecology of University of Coimbra. He is attending the doctoral programme in “History of Science and Scientific Education” with a research project focused on video abstracts.



The training school will be held online and it will be free of charge for the trainees.  

As this will be a training school involving practical activities, it is limited to 20 participants.



Please register here until the 19th of November

The selection of participants will follow the order the applications are received, however we will try to balance gender, career stage, and country of the participants. You will be informed if your application was selected by the 27th of November.


Who can apply?

Training is open to all stages of science, science communication and journalism careers.

Note that the trainees must be part of the EVOKE community. The EvoKE community brings together different stakeholders (researchers, educators, science communicators, policy makers) interested in and working on European wide projects to promote the public understanding of evolution.

Joining EVOKE is free of charge and simple. To know more about EVOKE and join this network: https://evokeproject.org/what-is-the-evoke-project/

Deadline for applications

Until the 19th of November join us! This is a great opportunity to meet an international team of inspiring people with an open mind and the one common goal. We want to communicate better information and stories in a way that will help society to better understand facts, data and science!

Have you missed this workshop? Don’t worry! You can find the training materials here.