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SiS Catalyst: Children as Change Agents for the future of Science in Society

Objective

This ambitious SiS CATALYST project seeks to identify how children can be change agents in the Science and Society relationship, and from this starting point, to indicate how they can be catalysts in the longer term solutions to the grand challenges faced by society - their future. It will contextual this in Global, European, national, regional and local arenas. The Action Plan involves refining Case Studies of replicable and scalable SiS activities for children with an associated pan European benchmarking and mutual agreement process, which will provide vehicles for strategic and political alignment, as well as shared assessment tools.
These core WPs will be enriched by WPs which systematically engage three critical groups: young people, students and Key Players. The focus will be on children with ability, who are currently least likely to progress to study science in post secondary education. It will also combine the science and society agenda with the social inclusion agenda through entrepreneurship as well as considering the ethics of activities.
The capturing the mutual learning will be priortised and robustly disseminating and communicating this in regional, national, European arenas and beyond, specifically targeting newcomers. The totality of the activities of the consortium will be externally evaluated and all actors will be assisted to reflect on the ‘Partnership Learning’ that has occurred. This will be captured as an example of mobilising mutual learning for future European initiatives.
Key to the project will be the active participation of young people, exploring their perceptions and understanding of science. Learning from them as the scientists of the future. The Action Plan will be systematically promoted in Europe and beyond, with the goal of having at least 20 Ministers for Education presenting the same certificates to children in 20 countries in the final year and a Children’s Gateway to the website of every University in the World

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 064 050,35
Administrative Contact
Tricia Jenkins (Ms.)

Participants (18)

KINDERBURO UNIVERSITAT WIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 752 791
Address
Dr Karl Lueger Ring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gary Christian (Mr.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET ORGANIZACIJE I INFORMATIKE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 246 996
Address
Pavlinska 2
42000 Varazdin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Blazenka Divjak (Prof.)
EUROPEAN ACCESS NETWORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 102,04
Address
Roehampton Lane - Roehampton University, Lawrence Building, Froebel College
SW15 5PJ London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mee Foong Lee (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION TRACES THEORIES ET REFLEXIONS SUR L APPRENDRE LA COMMUNICATION ET L EDUCATION SCIENTIFIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 293 141
Address
Rue Des Balkans 23
75020 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Meriem Fresson (Ms.)
JOENSUUN KAUPUNKI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 215 498
Address
Rantakatu 20
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Saastamoinen (Ms.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 49 353,75
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 130 968
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margit Sutrop (Prof.)
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 338
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Seifert (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 102 078
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Prock (Dr.)
Association Paris Montagne
France
EU contribution
€ 143 808
Address
Rue D'ulm 45
75005 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maëlle Lenoir (Ms.)
VEREIN ZOOM KINDERMUSEUM
Austria
EU contribution
€ 102 078
Address
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Menasse-Wiesbauer (Dr.)
Zdruzenie Maxa Reinhardta

Participation ended

Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 41 982,56
Address
Cajakova 1
81105 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marek Kmet (Mr.)
S.I.S.S.A. MEDIALAB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 175 908
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tiziana Bacchin (Ms.)
Stichting ECHO, Expertisecentrum Diversiteitsbeleid
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 176 469,75
Address
Mariahoek 1A
3511 LD Utrecht
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mary Tupan- Wenno (Ms.)
ESIB - THE NATIONAL UNIONS OF STUDENTS IN EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 170 558
Address
Rue De L Industrie 10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Natalia Tarachiu (Ms.)
EUROSCIENCE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 18 999,99
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67000 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Raymond Seltz (Dr.)
L'UNION EUROPEENNE DES ASSOCIATIONSDE JOURNALISTES SCIENTIFIQUES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 18 999,99
Address
Quay Lezay Marnesia 1
67000 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hanns-J Neubert (Dr.)
HARRY THOMASON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 999,99
Address
Heaton Grange Longtail Hill 1
LA 233 JD Bowness-on-windermere Cumbria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harry Thomason (Prof.)