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Young people and the images of science on websites

Objective

To face the issue of the declining interest of young people for studying and working in science and more generally to reduce the doubt in the population regarding the link progress/science, the public authorities as well as large companies and professional associations have developed initiatives and tools. Scientific websites play an important role as it is a new media, well adopted by the young people, easy to use and environmentally friendly. Nevertheless there is a lack of tools and methodology to analyse the quality and the orientation of the websites and to adapt them to the different publics (students, pupils, disabled, others) and to the different images of science. Seven organisations of national reputation from France, Spain, United Kingdom, Estonia, Iceland, Netherlands and Bulgaria have decided to combine their efforts in solving the above two issues. As the consortium consists in a mix of operators of scientific websites and/or researchers analysing websites, it will provide larger geographical coverage and set of competences. Yosciweb will be divided in 3 work packages in addition to those of management (WP1) and dissemination (WP5). WP2 will focus on assessing the current situation in terms of: • What are the different approaches already used in those matters? • What kind of public is addressed by the existing websites and on what images of sciences are they built? • How to classify the different scientific websites? WP3 will consist in a deeper analysis of a selected sample of websites, taking into account common parameters. WP4 will consist in defining best practices, in making recommendations for developers and managers of scientific websites and in preparing future actions to render the network sustainable and to increase the impact of the project. Yosciweb will provide the European population with tools and methods able to increase the impact and the efficiency of the scientific communication towards the youth.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CONSEIL GENERAL DE L'ESSONNE
Address
Boulevard De France
91012 Evry
France
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 110 011
Administrative Contact
Carole Meynadier (Ms.)

Participants (6)

FUNDACIO CENTRE D'INICIATIVES I RECERQUES EUROPEES A LA MEDITERRANIA - CIREM
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 372
Address
Travessera De Les Corts 39-43
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jordi Garcia (Mr.)
THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 74 579
Address
Cowcaddens Road, City Campus 70
G4 0BA Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean Doganay (Ms.)
YOUTH IN SCIENCE AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION YSBF
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 57 664
Address
Pikk 67-2
10133 Tallinn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eero Elenurm (Mr.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 61 641
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margret Bjork Sigurdardottir (Ms.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 83 517
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robertus Vermist (Dr.)
FORUM DEMOCRIT
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 43 338
Address
Ivan Vazov 12
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivaylo Dimitrov (Dr.)