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Science in the City

Objective

‘Science in the city’ will be the motto to involve the general public with research activities and scientific knowledge that are underway to help answering to major concerns of urban communities related to global changes, and to shape and improve quality of life for the next decades. This motto is highlighted given the increasing levels of concern perceived in urban society, in particular among young people, on how to overcome global changes, while preserving natural and cultural heritage in the attempt to reach sustainability. By adopting this vision for the European Researchers' Night, this proposal intends to respond to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and societal goals of the EU framework program. It aims therefore to raise public awareness on the relevance of science to assure quality of life in the future and to bridge the gap between scientists and society, giving researchers the opportunity to perceive the main concerns of citizens and how they see and understand their work, while engaging young people with science. The project will reflect on this problematic in the context of cultural heritage preservation. The consortium of this project, coordinated by the University of Lisbon through the National Museum of Natural History and Science (MUHNAC-ULisboa), combines efforts between researchers of major universities in Portugal – University of Minho, University of Lisbon, Nova University in Lisbon, University of Évora and the Lisbon University Institute. The Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies in Estoril will contribute to the cultural heritage preservation approach while disseminating food security practices and the Lisbon municipality will be a central partner for the engagement of diverse audiences and civil society stakeholders. The project will cover urban areas in Portugal from north to south, bridging the gap between researchers and society and contributing to bring societal actors together for the research and innovation process.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2018
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649 004 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 99 850

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 12 187,50
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 16 750
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Pacos Do Concelho Praca Do Municipio
1100-365 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE HOTELARIA E TURISMO DO ESTORIL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 12 187,50
Address
Avenida Condes De Barcelona
2769-510 Estoril
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments