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Educating the european public for biotechnology

Objective

In the light of the present and future economic and social significance of biotechnology, together with current consumer attitudes, the sources of informative material available to the general public are of major importance. In 12 Member States, plus Switzerland and California, we propose to explore, survey and evaluate educational measures in biotechnology accessible to the public as a whole and to various sectors within it: i.e. comprehensible to non-specialists and available without undue difficulty. The survey will include printed, broadcast and Internet sources, formal and informal educational programmes, specific publicity by industry and a variety of special interest groups, etc. In particular, and bearing in mind cultural and other differences, we will seek criteria for best practice, what Member States may learn from one another and whether/how prevailing public attitudes might be related to existing education practices and ease of access to information.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Stamford Street 150
SE1 9NN London
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR E CELULAR
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Campo Alegre 823
4150-180 Porto
AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Bellaterra - Edifici B - Facultat De Scien
08193 Bellaterra
CONSORZIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI BIOTECNOLOGIE AVANZATE
Italy
Address
Largo R. Benzi, 10
16132 Genova
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 67
2628 BC Delft
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Finngatan, 8
223 62 Lund
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
10,Carl-von-linné-weg 10
50829 Koeln
NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
48,Vas. Constantinou Avenue 48
11635 Athens
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
SERVICE ACADÉMIQUE
France
Address
Rue Du Chateau D'eau, 9
75010 Paris
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
11,Nussdorfer Lande 11
1190 Wien
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Viikinkaari, 9
00014 Helsinki