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European Science Festival


The objective of the project is to enhance the European value of the Genova Science Festival, the second edition of which will be held from 28 October to 8 November 2004, in connection with the "European Week of Science and Technology, 2004" and "Genova 2004: European City of Culture". The actions of this project will be mainly carried out in the following three directions: 1. Importing exhibits and contributions from European Science centres/museums/institutions that are traditionally active in science diffusion/popularisation towards society at large. 2. Organising an International Training Centre in Genova, where expert science communicators coming from different European Countries can share their expertise and experience and, at the same time, train new potential communicators on how to effectively communicate science. 3. Establishing a European collaboration network among different Science Centres and Museums to organise didactic laboratories and workshops where young visitors (pupils aged 10 to 16 years old), family groups, school classes and teachers will be taken along training paths on specific scientific topics (e.g. "Earth Science", "Microbes", "Palaeontology"). These initiatives are intended to build a close connection between research, training and communication, with public awareness as the centre of gravity, in the cultural framework of a city with an ancient history and traditionally devoted to art, science, technology and shared sociability. In this respect, the very aim of this project is to contribute to the integration of science in society and society in science at a European level. Strategic objectives addressed 1. to improve public awareness on science and its benefits and limits 2. to improve the exchange of experiences and resources in science communication and teaching 3. to attract young people towards scientific careers 4. to favour the collaboration between institutions and people

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