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SPARKS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 665825

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 565 373,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 498 839

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES

Belgium

Objective

SPARKS is an awareness-raising and engagement project to promote Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) across 29 European countries (EU members plus Switzerland). It gathers 33 organisations as partners and linked Third Parties.
SPARKS will organise an interactive touring exhibition and 232 innovative participatory activities on RRI (science cafés, pop-up Science Shops, incubation activities and scenario workshops) across Europe. The European dimension of the project is paired with a strong emphasis on local implementation through 29 experienced science communicators (one per country) that will adapt the exhibition and activities to their contexts and establish local multi-stakeholder collaborative partnerships. SPARKS will deploy complementary dissemination tools and actions to maximise its outreach and impact. It will collect and analyse important data on RRI throughout Europe and build on its learning to:
- Further build the capacity of science actors and policy makers to promote RRI;
- Better understand society’s vision, interests and readiness concerning RRI in health;
- Provide policy recommendations to feed R&I policies with societal inputs and facilitate RRI;
- Develop the capacity of a group of European stakeholders to participate in RRI.
SPARKS will use the appealing topic “technology shifts in health and medicine” to reach out to a wider public, make the RRI concept meaningful to it and establish a direct link with one of the priority societal challenges of Horizon 2020. Creative disruptions —in the form of artistic inputs and questioning— will help it to engage more stakeholders.
SPARKS builds upon a number of relevant EU projects —from RRI Tools to PERARES, from PLACES to VOICES or Twist— and powerful European/ international networks —the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (Ecsite), the international network of Science Shops (Living Knowledge) and the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN).
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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES

Address

Avenue Louise 89 7eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 413 311

Participants (14)

STICHTING AMSTERDAM INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 138 398

THE BOARD TRUSTEES OF THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 669 084

Centrum Nauki Kopernik

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 83 068

WISSENSCHAFTSLADEN BONN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 199 992

EUROPEAN REGIONS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION NETWORK ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 157 187

UNTERNEHMENSGRUPPE DER STADT LINZ HOLDING GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 226 701

KEA EUROPEAN AFFAIRS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 268 000

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 61 196

ESSRG KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 60 600

VIESOJI ISTAIGA SOCIALINIU INOVACIJU INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 36 402

UNIVERSITATEA SAPIENTIA DIN MUNICIPIUL CLUJ-NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 60 600

NEULOGY AS

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 61 850

GROUSSGASMASCHINN

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 62 450

UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 665825

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 565 373,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 498 839

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES

Belgium