SEA-EU Directors of communications meet in Malta 5 June 2023

At the University of Malta, in Valletta, on 30-31 May, the first face-to-face meeting of the groups responsible for communication within the SEA-EU Alliance was held. This event brought together the heads of communication offices of all partners, who approved a new visual identity of the SEA-EU brand and a new logo, according to the strategic communication plan, which this group is developing within Task 6.1 led by the University of Cadiz and co-led by the University of Malta.

This is the first face-to-face meeting but the third meeting of the communication directors of the partner universities as well as their teams and technicians contracted for the communication of the Alliance, in a process established in the SEA-EU 2.0 proposal to update the communication strategy, the key messages in communication and how these are embodied in a new visual identity. The group worked intensively for two days to find the best communication option that will be presented soon.

Another working group, coordinated by the University of Algarve, which includes experts in science communication from the nine partners, met on the same dates and at the same university to discuss the different perceptions of the concept of science communication for later establishment of an operative definition accepted by all. Work has started on the preparation of guidelines for science communication within the alliance, after a presentation on the state of play in

this area in each of the universities. These guidelines should be approved by the end of 2023.