SHIELD project aims to demonstrate particularly to high-school students the (often not clearly visible) contribution of science and technology on the confrontation of the natural hazards and disasters that occur around the European continent. By presenting in a vivid and interactive manner the struggle between technology and natural phenomena through the eye of science: Today achievements versus challenges and threats of tomorrow (Forecasting natural hazards - preventing and mitigating natural disasters) the SHIELD project targets to promote an increased scientific culture to young citizens of Europe and highlight the importance of the european S&T research performed on the European Research Area. To achieve the aforementioned, an Integrated Information Programme will be implemented in 4 European countries (Greece, Poland, Estonia and Turkey). The programme will be divided into 3 stages: Publicity, core and closing events. The Publicity events will precede the execution of the core events and will aim at maximizing the publicity of the forthcoming stage. The core events will be executed during the European Science Week 2004 and will comprise mainly of an exhibition and a workshop per country. Finally, the closing events will include the continuation of the exhibition (for an additional week) and the dissemination of the results of the Information Programme. Interactivity in exhibitions will mainly be served through the tangible demonstration of related FP5 project's through micro scale simulators of natural disasters, demo versions, video show, virtual patterns, whereas young scientists will be used to interact and guide with the visiting school students in the exhibition venues. At least 8,000 high-school students of 4 European countries are expected to participate in projects activities. A quantitative and qualitative review of the project and specific dissemination activities to 7 discrete target groups will conclude SHIELD activities.'
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Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action