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Our Space our Future: making careers in the space industry an inspiring reality for all

Objective

The vision of Our Space Our Future (OurSpace) is a society that enables and empowers all students, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or socio-economic background, to consider a career related to space science as a relevant, attainable and exciting aspiration for their future. The space industry in Europe is strong and growing, offering innovative services and providing huge benefits across science, the economy, government and society . The space industry meets societal challenges, provides jobs and supports industrial growth and the standards of excellence within industry and research reinforces Europe as an autonomous, global leader in the sector.

The OurSpace rationale is based on emphasis of these positive effects of STEM choices, not only for employment and the economy, but also the wider benefits of STEM and space science education for technical and intellectual progress, and on the wider skills and knowledge base of the public. Each of the consortium partners brings a unique breadth of experience and skills in space communication, stakeholder engagement, policy advice and direct experience of working with schools and families.

The OurSpace project will design and run sustainable education and outreach activities, and take these out into communities, ensuring that underserved audiences are embraced and integrated into the project. OurSpace will engage over 60,000 people across the programme, with a longitudinal evaluation study that explores improved scientific literacy, interest and confidence in space science themes and assesses the impact on space-related and STEM choices and career aspirations of 5,000 directly-participating students across 4 delivery countries.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology/ethnology

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 253 907,50

Participants (7)

SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 500
Address
The Parade 14-17 School Of Physics & Astronomy
CF24 3AA Cardiff
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXPLORER DOME LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 562,50
Address
Elm House 10 Fountain Court New Leaze Bradley Stoke
BS32 4LA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PSIQUADRO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 202 500
Address
Via Sandro Penna 22
06132 Perugia
Activity type
Other
EUSEA - EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTSVERANSTALTUNGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Anton Baumgartnerstrasse 44/C2/3/2
1230 Wien
Activity type
Other
NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 144 687,50
Address
Largo Dos Topazios 48-3Fte
2785817 Sao Domingos De Rana
Activity type
Research Organisations
TYCHO BRAHE PLANETARIUM AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 151 712,50
Address
Gammel Kongevej 10
1610 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLIMATE-KIC HOLDING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 66 537,50
Address
Padualaan 8 Higo R Kruytgebouw Room 104
3584 CH Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)