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Action on Climate Change through Engagement, Networks and Tools

Objective

Fifteen relevant organisations among science centres, science museums and aquariums will be engaged by this proposal ACCENT in a coordination action aimed at rationalising their two-way communication practices and at strengthening their collaborations with the scientific community on climate change issues. Climate change issues are clearly a growing concern for the public today. In recent years, people have received a great deal of information from media on the causes and consequences of climate changes, but – depending on countries and regions – the understanding of citizens and their engagement in these topics is still varied. ACCENT proposes to contribute to a global effort to move the campaign on climate change from “informative” to the “active” phase, through the exchange and dissemination of practices, with specific actions that encourage the involvement of citizens in actions and dialogue. The rising demand for public participation is evident when addressing global challenges; in this sense, involvement of the public would be central to the ACCENT strategy to improve the capacity of European democracies to represent and include citizens' perspectives. Through ACCENT, the science centre community is committing itself to strengthening the efforts its institutions made at the local level in a one year European Communication Action on Climate change issues for the dissemination of European research results, and to establishing the dialogue among scientists, stakeholders and the public through participative practices. They will capitalise on their competences in a European sustainable Web platform that will act as “collector” as well as “disseminator” for any organisations dealing with public engagement in science. ACCENT will assess the outcomes from the engagement and participation of the public in order to deliver reliable data on the opinion and perception of European citizens about climate change issues.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2008-1
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Coordinator

Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza
Address
Via Coroglio 104
80124 Napoli
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 98 162
Administrative Contact
Anne-Marie Bruyas (Ms.)

Participants (14)

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 91 119
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Franche Catherine (Ms.)
OBSERVA ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 007
Address
Viale A Fusinieri 65
36100 Vicenza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Pellegrini (Dr.)
COSTA EDUTAINMENT S.P.A
Italy
EU contribution
€ 63 965
Address
Ponte Spinola Area Porto Antico Sn
16126 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruna Valettini (Dr.)
Tiedekeskussäätiö
Finland
EU contribution
€ 58 533
Address
Tiedepuisto 1
01300 Vantaa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paula Havaste (Dr.)
LAPIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 78 626
Address
Yliopistonkatu 8 E Wing 3Rf Floor
96101 Rovaniemi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Gunslay (Mr.)
TECHNIQUEST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 353
Address
Stuart Street
CF105BW Cardiff
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anita Shaw (Dr.)
FLANDERS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 67 940
Address
Technologielaan
2800 Mechelen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Erik Jacquemyn (Mr.)
UNIVERSEUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 60 755
Address

40020 Goeteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sten Ljungström (Prof.)
STIFTELSEN TEKNIKENS HUS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 63 028
Address
Hogskolan Universitetsomradet
97187 Lulea
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eva Jonsson (Ms.)
SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DU CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 54 967
Address
Boulevard Sainte Beuve
62203 Boulogne Sur Mer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Cira (Mr.)
CENTER FOR FORMIDLING AF NATURVIDENSKAB OG MODERNE TEKNOLOGI FOND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 100 334
Address
Tuborg Havnevej 7
2900 Hellerup
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sheena Laursen (Ms.)
SIHTASUTUS TEADUSKESKUS AHHAA
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 30 741
Address
Sadama 1
51004 Tartu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Liisa-Riin Stalde (Mrs.)
ISRAEL NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE DANIEL AND MATILDE RECANATI CENTER
Israel
EU contribution
€ 56 871
Address
Shmaryahu Levin St 25 Balfour St 12 The Historic Technion Campus
31448 Haifa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tal Berman (Dr.)
Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem (BSMJ)
Israel
EU contribution
€ 54 479
Address
Hebrew University, Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Varda Gur Ben Shitrit (Mrs.)