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European Science Festival

European Science Festival

Objective

The objective of the project is to enhance the European value of the Genova Science Festival, the second edition of which will be held from 28 October to 8 November 2004, in connection with the "European Week of Science and Technology, 2004" and "Genova 2004: European City of Culture". The actions of this project will be mainly carried out in the following three directions: 1. Importing exhibits and contributions from European Science centres/museums/institutions that are traditionally active in science diffusion/popularisation towards society at large. 2. Organising an International Training Centre in Genova, where expert science communicators coming from different European Countries can share their expertise and experience and, at the same time, train new potential communicators on how to effectively communicate science. 3. Establishing a European collaboration network among different Science Centres and Museums to organise didactic laboratories and workshops where young visitors (pupils aged 10 to 16 years old), family groups, school classes and teachers will be taken along training paths on specific scientific topics (e.g. "Earth Science", "Microbes", "Palaeontology"). These initiatives are intended to build a close connection between research, training and communication, with public awareness as the centre of gravity, in the cultural framework of a city with an ancient history and traditionally devoted to art, science, technology and shared sociability. In this respect, the very aim of this project is to contribute to the integration of science in society and society in science at a European level. Strategic objectives addressed 1. to improve public awareness on science and its benefits and limits 2. to improve the exchange of experiences and resources in science communication and teaching 3. to attract young people towards scientific careers 4. to favour the collaboration between institutions and people

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Coordinator

ASSOCIAZIONE FESTIVAL DELLA SCIENZA

Address

C/O Infm Corso Perrone 24
Genova

Italy

Administrative Contact

Manuela ARATA (Mrs)

Participants (7)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

FUNDACIO LA CAIXA

Spain

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LA FISICA DELLA MATERIA

Italy

SCIENCEWORDS

United Kingdom

TECHNIQUEST LTD

United Kingdom

TEHNISKI MUZEJ SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 2500

  • Start date

    1 June 2004

  • End date

    31 May 2005

Funded under:

FP6-SOCIETY

  • Overall budget:

    € 461 716

  • EU contribution

    € 225 201

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIAZIONE FESTIVAL DELLA SCIENZA

Italy