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Doing It Together science (DITOs)

Objective

Our project, 'Doing-It-Together Science', DITOs, represents a step change in European public engagement with science and innovation. We propose moving from a model in which scientific research, innovation, and problem-solving is mainly driven by scientific/professional institutions to one based on active public participation and capacity building with various levels and strategies of engagement in the scientific process. At the core of our ethos is a recognition of people's existing expertise and the different ways people want to and do engage in science and technology. The project is aimed at elevating public engagement with science across Europe from passive engagement with the process of developing science to an active one. Citizen Science and Do It Yourself (DIY) scientific efforts demonstrate that this is possible, and our aim is to ensure that the European Research Area will become leader in ‘deep’ public engagement that is afforded by these advances.
As a 'Coordination and Support Action', this project will support and build upon DIY, grassroots, and frugal innovation initiatives so that in the short and medium term we sustain localised capacity building and in the long term the effects of these grassroots efforts channel to policy makers at different levels, from external advice to societal inputs, regarding appropriate research and innovation policies.
The proposal includes the participation of policy bodies (European Citizen Science Association, DE), SMEs (Tekiu, UK; Eutema, AT), Universities (University College London, UK; Universite Paris Descartes, FR; University of Genève, CH), Science galleries and public spaces (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, BE; Medialab-Prado, E; Kersnikova Institution, SL) and NGOs (Meritum Association, PL; Waag Society, NL)

Call for proposal

H2020-ISSI-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 904 855

Participants (10)

INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 242 500
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 320 800
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 388 637,50
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN - ECSA E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 383 750
Address
Invalidenstr. 43
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
MADRID DESTINO CULTURA TURISMO Y NEGOCIO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 314 000
Address
Calle Conde Duque 9-11
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZAVOD ZA KULTURO, UMETNOST IN IZOBRAZEVANJE KERSNIKOVA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 253 325
Address
Kersnikova Ulica 4
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Other
CENTRUM SZKOLEN I ROZWOJU OSOBISTEGO MERITUM
Poland
EU contribution
€ 178 812,50
Address
Panewnicka 36/2
40 730 Katowice
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Tekiu Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 773,75
Address
925 Finchley Rd
NW11 7PE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUTEMA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 252 500
Address
Lindengasse 43 13
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)