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Our Space our Future: making careers in the space industry an inspiring reality for all

Our Space our Future: making careers in the space industry an inspiring reality for all

Objective

The vision of Our Space Our Future (OurSpace) is a society that enables and empowers all students, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or socio-economic background, to consider a career related to space science as a relevant, attainable and exciting aspiration for their future. The space industry in Europe is strong and growing, offering innovative services and providing huge benefits across science, the economy, government and society . The space industry meets societal challenges, provides jobs and supports industrial growth and the standards of excellence within industry and research reinforces Europe as an autonomous, global leader in the sector.

The OurSpace rationale is based on emphasis of these positive effects of STEM choices, not only for employment and the economy, but also the wider benefits of STEM and space science education for technical and intellectual progress, and on the wider skills and knowledge base of the public. Each of the consortium partners brings a unique breadth of experience and skills in space communication, stakeholder engagement, policy advice and direct experience of working with schools and families.

The OurSpace project will design and run sustainable education and outreach activities, and take these out into communities, ensuring that underserved audiences are embraced and integrated into the project. OurSpace will engage over 60,000 people across the programme, with a longitudinal evaluation study that explores improved scientific literacy, interest and confidence in space science themes and assesses the impact on space-related and STEM choices and career aspirations of 5,000 directly-participating students across 4 delivery countries.
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Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

Address

Newport Road 30-36
Cf24 Ode Cardiff

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 253 907,50

Participants (7)

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SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 147 500

EXPLORER DOME LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 120 562,50

PSIQUADRO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 202 500

EUSEA - EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTSVERANSTALTUNGEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 144 687,50

TYCHO BRAHE PLANETARIUM AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 151 712,50

CLIMATE-KIC HOLDING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 66 537,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 821871

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2018

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 199 907,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 199 907,50

Coordinated by:

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom