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Science for Everyone - Sustainability and Inclusion

Project description

Making science accessible to all

Is science for everyone? Researchers behind the EU-funded SCIEVER project believe so. Their aim is to involve the general public, especially young students, to answer concerns around sustainability, climate neutrality and social inclusion. The project will pursue responsible research and innovation goals by raising awareness among school communities while bridging the gap between scientists and society. The SCIEVER consortium will be coordinated by the University of Lisbon through the National Museum of Natural History and Science and will combine efforts between major universities in Portugal and four urban areas from north to south.

Objective

‘Science for Everyone’ has been perceived as a motto to involve the general public, especially young students, with research activities and scientific knowledge that may answer to concerns related to sustainability, climate neutrality and social inclusion, major world and European challenges.

This proposal intends to directly respond to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) goals of the EU framework program by raising the public awareness, also among school communities, about the relevance of science to assure resources preservation, decarbonization and inclusion and by bridging the gap between scientists and society, giving researchers the opportunity to perceive the main concerns of citizens and how those see and understand their work. Schools and their students will be involved in activities during the whole project, in order to ensure the impact in such communities. Thus, by increasing public and students outreach, ‘SCIEVER’ will contribute simultaneously for two main objectives: (i) improving the understanding of the importance of scientific careers development and science investments; (ii) increasing researchers' understanding of the role of society as a whole for sustainable science policies development.

The consortium of this project is coordinated by the University of Lisbon through the National Museum of Natural History and Science and combines efforts between researchers of major universities in Portugal, including four urban areas from north to south – the University of Minho, the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, the University of Évora, the University of Coimbra and the Lisbon University Institute for the impact assessment. Nova University in Lisbon will coordinate a special program targeting school communities and the Superior School for Tourism in Estoril will contribute to disseminate food security practices. The Lisbon municipality is a central partner for the engagement of diverse audiences and civil society stakeholders.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Net EU contribution
€ 99 849,44
Address
ALAMEDA DA UNIVERSIDADE
1649 004 Lisboa
Portugal

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
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