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Engaging European stakeholders in debating NANOtechnology issues using a range of media CHANNELS

Objective

The NANOCHANNELS partners have created a programme of campaigns and events, designed to engage a wide range of stakeholder groups in an open debate of ELSA issues raised by developments in nanotechnology; a vital step to build a public consensus in nanotechnology issues.
The project partners are all experienced professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including major European newspapers, leading educationalists and polling specialists. Their combined expertise has enabled an well targeted, effective programme to be prepared.
The coordinator and two other partners are leading the successful FP7 NANOYOU project, which aims to inform and engage European youth in NT issues. This experience has been the starting point for the NANOCHANNELS project.
The campaign and events programme designed by the partners will use a range of media tools selected to reach a wide range of different stakeholder groups. Traditional media, including press and radio, and youth-oriented, web-based tools will be combined with live events to engage the lay public, scientists, NGOs, educators and other stakeholders. A series of debates will take place in schools throughout the EU, and a high-profile round table will be held.
A unique feature of the programme will be the inclusion of school students in producing much of the media content. They will be mentored by professional journalists who will produce the balance of the material to ensure suitability for all stakeholders.
Throughout the project, a series of surveys and polls will take place. Changes in opinion that take place after the campaign will be recorded. This data will be compiled and used to assess public attitudes, and determine the emerging public consensus.
At the end of the project, a report will be issued to the Commission which will provide recommendations for:
• creating a process to facilitate better governance of NT issues
• a future education policy
• EU action plan for nano technology and action plans

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-CSA-4
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Coordinator

ORT ISRAEL
Address
Hatayassim Rd. 28
61251 Tel-aviv
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 225 501
Administrative Contact
Joel Rothschild (Mr.)

Participants (9)

EUN PARTNERSHIP AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 109 703
Address
Rue De Treves 61
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alexa Joyce (Ms.)
GUARDIAN NEWS & MEDIA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 128 748
Address
York Way 90 Kings Place
N1P 2AP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julian Roose (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Richmond Street 50 Graham Hills
G1 1XP Glasgow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robina Fisher (Ms.)
Unidad Editorial Informacion General, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 31 570
Address
Avenida De San Luis 25
28033 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Gonzalez (Mrs.)
Editrice LA STAMPA S.p.A

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Carlo Marenco 32
10126 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Scanavino (Mr.)
TICONUNO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 740
Address
Via Massimiano 25
20134 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Federico Pedrocchi (Mr.)
ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION
Austria
EU contribution
€ 89 851
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilse Marschalek (Ms.)
BRIGHTMAN ALMAGOR ZOHAR & CO
Israel
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Azrieli Center 1
61164 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sagiv Segal (Mr.)
RCS PUBBLICITA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 24 869
Address
Via Angelo Rizzoli 8
20132 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Cortellezzi (Ms.)