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Study and conference on improving public access to science through science shops.

Objective

An international conference on improving public access to science shops will be organised.
As preparation, seven working groups will prepare draft reports on specific issues related to science shops. Science shops are currently not very well documented. This system of (mostly university based) non-profit consultancy centres arose in The Netherlands in the 1970s, and spread to some of the northern EU states and other countries. They are quite successful in giving public access to science. The proceedings of this conference will serve as a means to science and technology policy makers on the European and member state level to assess if and how science shops could be an effective tool for improving public access to science, and if so, how they can be supported. The proceedings will be of relevance to existing science shops and new initiatives; they can directly benefit form experience contained in the volume. Next to its intrinsic value, the conference and its proceedings will also be an indispensable milestone in laying the foundation for a European network of science shops. This will make science shops more efficacious and will help them advance public access to science throughout Europe.

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Coordinator

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Address
Sorbonnelaan 16
3584 CA Utrecht
 

Participants (8)

INSTITUT FUER GESELLSCHAFTSWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FORSCHUNG, BILDUNG UND INFORMATION
Address
Wilhelm-greil-strasse 1/2
6020 Innsbruck
 
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Address
Technical University Of Denmark, Building 322
2800 Lyngby
 
TECHNIKON WITWATERSRAND
Address
37 Nind Street
2094 Johannesburg
 
THE HAIM ZIPPORI COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER
Address
Jerusalem Forest
91033 Jerusalem
 
THE LOKA INSTITUTE
Address
Hampshire College Campus
01004 Amherst
 
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Address
111 Botanic Avenue
BTJ IJP Belfast
 
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Address
Nijenborgh 4
9747 AG Groningen
 
WISSENSCHAFTSLADEN BONN E.V.
Address
Buschstr.85
53113 Bonn