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SCIENCE BUILDING THE FUTURE

Project description

Engaging the public in science and related activities

Enhancing knowledge on the impact science has on the development of society helps to counter stereotypes about scientists. It can also potentially attract more youth to pursue a career in research and development. The EU-funded SCIENCE4FUTURE-II project aims to engage the general public in Romania in science-related activities to offer insights into the usefulness of scientific research and to discover science from a different perspective. Project work focuses on three basic ideas: the future through the past; health and wealth through a clean environment; and economic development through technology and innovation. The interactive activities include workshops, games, competitions and debates, all with the additional goal of supporting scientific collaboration.

Objective

Science plays a major role in the development of a society. Despite this, the general population of Romania has little knowledge about the impact of research on all aspects of life. In this context, events that advertise science among the general public are very welcome. Another strong argument in favor of organizing the science popularization event is that this kind of events usually take place in major cities, while in small and medium towns they are very rare, so their population is missing the opportunity to discover
science from a different perspective; in turn, this lack of information facilitates the occurrence of stereotypes about scientists and their work and about the usefulness of scientific research, which ultimately discourages young people to pursue a career in R&D. The main concept proposed for 2022/2023 is to reduce the passive presentation of what means to be a researcher, by involving the people directly in different interactive activities (workshops, games, competition, debates etc.). The project is constructed around three
basic ideas: Future through past; Health and wealth through a clean environment; Economic development through technology and innovation. An important objective is also the future utilization of information gathered during the event, in order to enable
cooperation between relevant actors that are committed to support scientific collaboration that may generate new opportunities for research and industry and new knowledge and know how that can be shared by confronting new ideas and viewpoints. Regarding
the audience, the Dissemination Strategy will be directed towards various user groups, such as: the general public, especially young people, the scientific community, public institutions, NGOs, policy-makers, various associations, businesses etc. The partners have
the complementary skills to assure the achievement of the project objectives and the future exploitation of the results.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Net EU contribution
€ 74 450,00
Address
Mihail kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj napoca
Romania

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Region
Macroregiunea Unu Nord-Vest Cluj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (4)