Examples of news releases
The SPAN project has issued "news releases" for dissemination in different countries and languages to spread good news about the project and key milestones. We have issued news releases via dissemination directly to the media, through dissemination and distribution within instiutional news and information channels, via our Linkedin account (not very often) and, most importantly, via our twitter feed @span_eu
Early Career Researcher prizes
This news release was issued at the end of 2015:
The European Commission funded Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN) has, together with the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR), awarded early career prevention researcher prizes to three European researchers, from France, Croatia and the U.K. First prize was awarded to Boris Chapoton, project leader at the Centre Hygée - prévention des cancers, Saint-Étienne, France, for his presentation on how drinking and smoking messages were prevalent in television programmes that are most popular with French youth.
Also awarded prizes were Dijana Jerković, Government Office for Combating Drugs Abuse, Zagreb, Croatia, for her poster presentation on how personality attributes were not good predictors of cannabis use in students; and Milica Vasiljevic from the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Cambridge, U.K., who presented a poster from a study showing that children who viewed adverts for flavoured, compared with non-flavoured, e-cigarettes were more attracted to and interested in buying and trying e-cigarettes.
This news release was issued at the beginning of the project:
Oxford Brookes University is leading a new network of 32 universities and institutions across Europe to help prevent diseases such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and mental illness.
Non-communicable diseases are the most significant burden to society, and are often preventable, yet only a small proportion of national health budgets are spent on combatting them.
The European Commission (EC) are providing more than £500,000 in funding to support the launch of the Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN) which will enable an international group of prevention scientists based across Europe to build a new wide-reaching field of scientific expertise to help prevent non-communicable diseases.
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