Europe has a plan. It's called Europe 2020 and it's "the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade." Part of that plan is an initiative called "Innovation Union" which "aims to improve conditions and access to finance for research and innovation in Europe". So many nice words.
In what I found to be a great idea for communicating science, part of this initiative is a collection of short science fiction stories based on actual research projects. The short stories, called "Tales from the Future," are written by Robert Billing, and while they seemed to me a little constructed towards their aim, they are not bad at all. You can read them online here. Enjoy!