EuroPAWS is a project started in 2001 to highlight the potential for science and technology across television and new media output in Europe. EuroPAWS is run by OMNI Communications in London, a company which also engages in TV and Film/Video production on projects involving science and technology.
The annual European Science TV and New Media Festival and Awards are designed to bring into higher profile the best of European productions involving science across all genres of television and audio-visual media. This includes areas of output which are not essentially science based, such as TV drama or current affairs, where new audiences can be touched by the issues and excitement of science. These events also provide a unique European-level forum for bringing issues affecting science and the audio-visual media into focus, through participation by leading writers, producers, scientists and policy people in discussions and talks.
EuroPAWS also brings to the fore issues in science which have a natural presence at a European level. These include the role of women in science and engineering, science in the environment, the future role of science in different styles of programme, and the involvement and inspiration of teenagers in science and its communication.
OMNI Communications engages in the production of TV, Film/Video, and web programmes. In 2011, such output included products for CERN/the ATLAS experiment, ESOF at Euroscience and the newly created Argentinian science channel.
The leading personnel at EuroPAWS are:
Dr Andrew Millington, who is Director of the Festival and Awards and CEO of OMNI Communications
Ian Peppiatt, IT and Office Manager, EuroPAWS and OMNI Communications