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Educating the european public for biotechnology

Educating the european public for biotechnology

Objective

In the light of the present and future economic and social significance of biotechnology, together with current consumer attitudes, the sources of informative material available to the general public are of major importance. In 12 Member States, plus Switzerland and California, we propose to explore, survey and evaluate educational measures in biotechnology accessible to the public as a whole and to various sectors within it: i.e. comprehensible to non-specialists and available without undue difficulty. The survey will include printed, broadcast and Internet sources, formal and informal educational programmes, specific publicity by industry and a variety of special interest groups, etc. In particular, and bearing in mind cultural and other differences, we will seek criteria for best practice, what Member States may learn from one another and whether/how prevailing public attitudes might be related to existing education practices and ease of access to information.

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Coordinator

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

Address

Stamford Street 150
Se1 9nn London

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Bal KIRPALANI (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR E CELULAR

Portugal

AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

Spain

CONSORZIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI BIOTECNOLOGIE AVANZATE

Italy

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands

LUND UNIVERSITY

Sweden

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

SERVICE ACADÉMIQUE

France

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPRP-CT-1999-00007

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    30 April 2002

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 268 000

  • EU contribution

    € 268 000

Coordinated by:

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom