Minimising the knowledge gap between science and society through Citizen Science
Our civilization has benefited tremendously from fundamental science. However, the knowledge gap between research and society seems to increase, spawning misconceptions about the content, context and mission of science. The EUfunded REINFORCE project aims to engage and support more than 100 000 citizens to increase their awareness of science and their attitude towards it, eliminating anti-intellectual beliefs in society and providing citizens with the intellectual ammunition needed to become critical consumers of scientific knowledge. This goal will be achieved through four Citizen Science projects in the field of frontier Physics, where citizen scientists will be able to take part in the process of scientific discovery producing high-quality data and adding to our scientific knowledge.
Fields of science
- H2020-EU.5.c. - Integrate society in science and innovation issues, policies and activities in order to integrate citizens' interests and values and to increase the quality, relevance, social acceptability and sustainability of research and innovation outcomes in various fields of activity from social innovation to areas such as biotechnology and nanotechnology
Call for proposal
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action