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Platform of Local Authorities and Cities Engaged in Science

Objective

PLACES Networks partners are developing a common platform for a wide and diverse community of actors to promote the cooperation in their science communication activities, at city/regional level. Over four years, 67 science communication institutions (science centres, museum, festivals) are supported to work with their local authority administrators and policy makers to plan and implement their long-term co-operation for the “city of scientific culture”. PLACES promotes the City of Scientific culture at regional levels via the ERRIN network, whose regional members host the most advanced “science cities” and at city level where ECSITE/EUSCEA science communicators have engaged their local authorities in the project, by creating a formal City Partnership (CP). The 3 PLACES partner networks (ECSITE/EUSCEA/ERRIN) create a cyber-platform for their selected members and organize many meetings merging the various types of actors and producing thematic reports and concrete recommendations. At the city level, members of ECSITE and EUSCEA receive support to produce a City Action Plan, a Local Survey and, if selected, a seed money grant to launch a new activity. Local and regional authority administrators receive training and support via the expertise of science communicators. An independent European team of academic researchers assesses the impact of activities in 10 science centres, 10 events and 10 cities, by selecting with neutrality among the PLACES participants (around 70 cities). The numerous operational links stimulated by PLACES will generate much new knowledge which will be used to define, at a European level, models and recommendations toward various political level. With PLACES a European community of professionals from 28 countries will share and exchange experiences and information around the dedicated cyber-platform OPEN to be maintained permanently as a new service of dissemination after the project completion.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 514 230
Administrative Contact
Catherine Franche (Ms.)

Participants (10)

EUSEA - EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTSVERANSTALTUNGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 301 270
Address
Anton Baumgartnerstrasse 44/C2/3/2
1230 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Rebernik (Mr.)
EUROPEAN REGIONS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION NETWORK ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 461 800
Address
Rue De Luxembourg 3
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Claus Schultze (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 579 200
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Martín (Ms.)
INNOVA ESZAK ALFOLD REGIONALIS FEJLESZTESI ES INNOVACIOS UGYNOKSEG NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 55 500
Address
Kassai Ut 26 Inkubatorhaz
4028 Debrecen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anita Tóth
FORENINGEN EU OG INTERNATIONALT SAMARBEJDE I SYDDANMARK - F.M.B.A.
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 55 500
Address
Torvegade 74
6700 Esbjerg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anne-Sofie Riis
UNIONCAMERE PIEMONTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
Via Pomba 23
10123 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Bertolino
Fundacion para o Fomento da Calidade Industrial e o Desenvolvemento Tecnoloxico de Galicia
Spain
EU contribution
€ 51 903,79
Address
Praza De Europa 10 A 6B
15707 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margarita Ardao Rodríguez
FUNDACIÓN SÉNECA-AGENCIA DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 55 500
Address
Manresa 5
30.004 Murcia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Juan Antonio Sanchez (Mr.)
AXENCIA GALEGA DE INNOVACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 3 596,21
Address
Rua Airas Nunes (De) S/n Conxo
15706 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pilar Morgade Saavedra
REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA - LJUBLJANSKE URBANE REGIJE ZAVOD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 55 500
Address
Tehnoloski Park 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lilijana Madjar (Ms.)