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Communicating NANOtechnology to European YOUth

Objective

NANOYOU will design and undertake a communication and outreach program in nanotechnology (NT) aimed at European youth. The project will reach 11-18 year olds through school programs to take place in at least 20 EU Member States and Associated States. Additional programs aimed at young adults aged 19-25 will be offered in science centres. The school programs are planned to involve at least 400 schools and reach more than 25,000 students. The science centres program is expected to reach an initial 4,000 young adults during NANOYOU and many more subsequently as more science centres adopt the program. Recent surveys show that most European citizens have poor understanding of NT, its potential and risks. This needs to be rectified if the European public is to contribute positively to future decision-making about the use of NT. In focusing on ages 11-25, NANOYOU recognizes that effective programming needs to be tailored to the educational capabilities and interests of the target population. Programming specialization will be provided for subgroups within this youth population. While some FP6 programs have made an excellent start in informing the public about NT, they have not focused on youth nor have their activities taken places in the schools. NANOYOU will combine temporary exhibitions, innovative computer games, experiments and other online content, with workshops aimed at promoting dialogue that will raise participants' awareness of ethical, legal and societal aspects of NT. NANOYOU's content will be balanced and up-to-date, and teacher training materials will be prepared to equip science teachers and other personnel to present the NANOYOU programs. NANOYOU has assembled a strong consortium with partners experienced in nanotechnology, educational methodology and science communication, as well as organizations highly suited and experienced at arranging outreach/communication activities in schools and science centres

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-CSA-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ORT ISRAEL
Address
Hatayassim Rd. 28
61251 Tel-aviv
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 210 895
Administrative Contact
Yoel Rothschild (Mr.)

Participants (8)

EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 435 813
Address
Rue De Treves 61
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alexa Joyce (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 980,13
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edna Murphy (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 91 752,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sanne Olofsson Dolmer (Ms.)
FUNDACIO PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 486,50
Address
Baldiri I Reixac 4
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Molina (Ms.)
ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION
Austria
EU contribution
€ 114 543,50
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Klaus Schuch (Dr.)
CENTRE CULTUREL SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 205 692,50
Address
Place Saint Laurent 1
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Papet (Mr.)
ETABLISSEMENT PUBLIC DU PALAIS DE LA DECOUVERTE ET DE LA CITE DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE
France
EU contribution
€ 98 910,80
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
75008 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sofia Adjas (Ms.)
ARTTIC ISRAEL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES 2009 LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 94 375,07
Address
Kanfey Nesharim 15
95464 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Linda Eller-Shein (Ms.)