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A European gateway to the science and research of health, through online and offline innovative activities aimed at citizens, patients, pupils and teachers

Objective

Xplore Health is a joint initiative to build and promote an online and offline interactive environment – with multimedia tools and attending activities – that will nurture active engagement of society with state-of-the-art science and research around health and its wider ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA) by facilitating an effective dissemination of attractive, accessible and rigorous resources at European level primarily aimed at students and patients’ associations.

Effective communication of science and research on health is of special importance as there is a public, e.g. ills as their families, on the one hand, and students, on the other hand, looking for easy-access timely research translated into comprehensive language. Still, it is necessary public discussion, as well as an active informed social debate about ELSA in areas of medical science.

The goal of this project is to create a new scientific Portal called “Xplore Health” structured on modules that will be published regularly months, each module covering a different subject. The modules will be presented through a home area where an attractive multimedia presentation will allow the access to the interactive environment which, by the use of Web 2.0 tools, will stimulate direct feedback from users as well as the submission of new contents by qualified scientists and press officers and interested citizens.

Expertise in the consortium on public needs and targets will allow efficient surveying to build area specifications adapted to different groups and national sensibilities. As a complement, all during the project attending activities will be organised in schools and museums around Europe in parallel with an intense promotion at European level.

Xplore Health has assembled a strong consortium with partners experienced in health research communication, carried out hand by hand with researchers, as well as European networks being communication channels experienced at arranging outreach activities in museums and schools. Additionally, the participation of project management office assures smooth project development.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA
Address
Baldiri i reixac 4
08028 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Administrative Contact
Rosina Malagrida I Escalas (Mrs.)
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