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MULTIPLAYERS' PARTNERSHIPS TO ENSURE MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

Objective

We are facing complex societal challenges, such as protecting the environment, promoting healthy living and fighting climate change. To address such challenges, citizens must be equipped with the ability to responsibly engage in scientific discussions and decisions.
Traditional formal schooling has not been able to achieve this goal: There is a wide-spread lack of scientific knowledge at all level of society and students' interest in science tends to decline within school years. One reason is the decontextualised way in which science is taught.
MULTIPLIERS aims to facilitate the transition of schools into innovative and open collectors of new ideas, practices, scientific approaches, able to offer to the communities in which they are embedded a space for open, inclusive and inquiry-based learning on science issues which have an impact on citizens' lives. This will be achieved by establishing multiplayers' partnerships (Open Science Communities, OSCs) involving schools, families, civil society organisations, informal education providers, policy-makers, the media and a vast range of science institutions in six EU countries, very different in terms of geographical and economic situation. OSCs will jointly select socio-scientific issues to be tackled and develop real-life projects to be implemented in schools involving more than 1500 students of all educational levels across six EU countries. Students will interact with a broad spectrum of science professionals and be involved in data collection and decision-making processes. Via open community events, they will then share and rethink their findings and experiences, liaising with families and society, acting as science multipliers.
To ensure the results' transferability and uptake, final recommendations, guidelines, and learning materials will be published in an multilingual open webspace; OSCs will be maintained and enlarged after the end of the project to further pursue the MULTIPLIERS open schooling process.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2020-2-two-stage
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Coordinator

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 312 500

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 175 500
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 125
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 164 625
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 214 250
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 127 062,50
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
IREN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 812,50
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
4212 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU CORE CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 52 500
Address
Via Xx Settembre 98/E
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)