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Science Engagement to Empower Disadvantaged adoleScents

Objective

Adolescents at risk and living in deprived areas have fewer opportunities for out of school activities, informal learning and reduced access to science education. In addition, teenagers seem to have, in general, a lack of interest in Science. Besides, research showed how the social determinants of health, and specifically, deprivation and lower access to health information, have major consequences in terms of chronic diseases. Scientific literacy can be promoted through enhancing health education: health research is well-valued in the society; topics are practical and relevant, and it is important to change unhealthy habits as early as possible; self-leadership and active methods would be key ingredients.

There is a need for evidence and validation of effective interventions for fostering science education and public participation with teenagers and young adults from vulnerable and/or deprived populations to raise their academic outputs, while contributing to improve empowerment in health for this group.

SEEDS aims at fostering science literacy and STEM education by raising the health understanding, also pursuing the empowerment of youth in critical thinking skills, self-management and self-care through community-based public engagement, therefore improving effectiveness of health promotion interventions in this population.

The multi-stakeholder participatory intervention merges the dialogue between citizen science and traditional science. SEEDS joins together the key players in science and society by applying the 4Helix model of stakeholders. Teenagers lead the process; the scientific literacy will be accompanied by a depth health education able to transform their habits, contributing to sustainable behavioural change.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIO SANITARIA PERE VIRGILI (IISPV)
Address
Carrer Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 262 125

Participants (5)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 127,50
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 183 562,50
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
17671 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEMEENTE ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 49 125
Address
Coolsingel 40
3011 AD Rotterdam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN - ECSA E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 687,50
Address
Invalidenstr. 43
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 228 875
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments