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WONDERS - Welcome to Observations, News and Demonstrations of European Research and Science

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30237

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SOCIETY

  • Overall budget:

    € 799 982

  • EU contribution

    € 799 982

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN SCIENCE EVENTS ASSOCIATION

Austria

Objective

The project "EUROPEAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2006", under the title WONDERS, uses the strengths, experiences and capacities of existing major European networks and institutions in the field of science communication like science weeks, science festivals, science days (EUSCEA), science centres and museums (ECSITE) and the European science journalists (EUSJA) to stimulate Europeans for greater awareness for science, technology and the humanities and dialogues between science and society.

Activities of WONDERS will last for the whole year 2006 in nearly all of Europe, mainly with the "CAROUSEL of Science", which is an inter-European exchange of the best Science Communication Activities between 21 participating countries and cities. Each participating organisation receives and sends three Science Communication Activities and selects the best one - to be sent to the FINALS.

During the whole year a European Competition for all Europeans is organized and marketed by all participants. Special "Science Cafés" create a direct dialogue between science and society. They are moderated and reported by European science journalists. WONDERS is launched and finalized at special events: A LAUNCH Event in Vienna, during the EU presidency of Austria in the 1st half of 2006, and a major FINALS Event with the best Activities of the CAROUSEL of Science, taking place in Helsinki, during the EU presidency of Finland, end of 2006. WONDERS will motivate European science communicators to work together with the idea to continue this cooperation in coming years.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SCIENCE EVENTS ASSOCIATION

Address

Anton Baumgartner-Str. 44/C2/3/2
Vienna

Austria

Participants (2)

ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES, TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES

Belgium

UNION EUROPÉENNE DES ASSOCIATIONS DE JOURNALISTES SCIENTIFIQUES

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30237

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SOCIETY

  • Overall budget:

    € 799 982

  • EU contribution

    € 799 982

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN SCIENCE EVENTS ASSOCIATION

Austria