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Partnerships for science education

Objective

PAFSE will contribute to community preparedness to reduce the risk of communicable disease and epidemics. It will do so by establishing partnerships between schools, universities, non-formal education providers, enterprises and civil society organisations and engaging them in efforts to enrich Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education to include public health issues, an understanding of microbes and zoonosis, and the value of disease prevention measures in protecting communities. Novel educational provisions engage students aged 12-15 in public discourse events, and a blend of formal and informal learning activities using digital tools and online teaching-learning environments to develop their competence on project management and collection/analysis/making sense of scientific evidence and translate the information to support action. The project is innovative in that it makes use of project-based learning and digital learning packages to engage a wide range of actors in addressing public health challenges through an open schooling framework. PAFSE will involve more than 3000 students and their families in the project activities, being the outcomes disseminated to more than 1000 schools. It will also increase the global population awareness and preparation to deal with future epidemics and indirectly to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The PAFSE model for open schooling will be applicable in addressing other public health challenges, such as child obesity, or even the involvement of schools in climate change initiatives.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2020-2-two-stage
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 284 500

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 115 750
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 111 200
Address
Rua Conselheiro Emidio Navarro 1
1959 007 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTON KAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 147 000
Address
N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 164 000
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
PREVENCAO RODOVIARIA PORTUGUESA ASSCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Rua Rosa Araujo 12 3/4Th Floor
1250 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 168 875
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 147 750
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments