Work Packages

Project coordination

Work Package 1

Interaction and public engagement

Work Package 2

Work Package 2 aims to assure high quality, coherent and effective communication of the project’s ongoing work and outputs.

Trust in a Changing Media Landscape

Work Package 4

WP4 focuses on the role of digital media in establishing, enhancing or diminishing the levels of trust in experts and the role it has with policy decisions.

Social Indicators of Trust

Work Package 5

WP5 investigates the role of social indicators of experts’ trustworthiness.

Trust and Advice Mechanisms

Work Package 3

WP3 investigates and compares the existing systems through which experts assume an advisory role in policy-making decisions in four European countries.

Psychology of Trust

Work Package 6

WP6 focuses on the psychological mechanisms of trust and trustworthiness, particularly in the context of trust in scientific expertise.

Ethics of Trust

Work Package 7

WP7 will investigate the ethical requirements of trustworthy expertise as well as the role of ethical considerations in placing trust in policies based on expert advice.

Experimental Measures Trust/Distrust

Work Package 9

WP9 investigates methodological challenges in studying trusting behaviour and the social factors underlying them. It uses lab based behavioural studies to investigate the determinants of judgements of trust and trustworthiness by members of the public and to test the findings of phase 1.

Citizens' Fora

Work Package 11

WP 11 runs Citizen’s Fora to create opportunities for encounters between representative groups from the general public and experts, policy-makers and journalists specialising in the area of climate change.

Behavioural Tools for Building Trust

Work Package 10

WP10 investigates the emotional and cognitive components of trusting behaviour. As in WP 9, it uses lab based behavioural studies to investigate the determinants of judgements of trust and trustworthiness by members of the public and to test the findings of phase 1.