The Project

HeaRT Objectives


To offer resources and comprehensive innovative training tools to journalism professionals and students offering specialized knowledge, skills and qualifications on health reporting.

The ultimate goal is to contribute to the quality of health reporting in the EU.


1. Provide an EU-wide record of existing health journalism education opportunities, which will also be a valuable resource for those seeking such training.
2. Explore the literature on health reporting and understand journalists' needs in terms of training as reported by them.
3. Develop, pilot test and evaluate a new training methodology on reporting health messages/news through the media.
4. Widely disseminate the developed tools across the EU to all stakeholders including journalists, media and health organizations, educational institutions and policy makers.