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Action on Climate Change through Engagement, Networks and Tools

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 230178

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 348 965

  • EU contribution

    € 1 017 880

Coordinated by:

Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza

Italy

Objective

Fifteen relevant organisations among science centres, science museums and aquariums will be engaged by this proposal ACCENT in a coordination action aimed at rationalising their two-way communication practices and at strengthening their collaborations with the scientific community on climate change issues. Climate change issues are clearly a growing concern for the public today. In recent years, people have received a great deal of information from media on the causes and consequences of climate changes, but – depending on countries and regions – the understanding of citizens and their engagement in these topics is still varied. ACCENT proposes to contribute to a global effort to move the campaign on climate change from “informative” to the “active” phase, through the exchange and dissemination of practices, with specific actions that encourage the involvement of citizens in actions and dialogue. The rising demand for public participation is evident when addressing global challenges; in this sense, involvement of the public would be central to the ACCENT strategy to improve the capacity of European democracies to represent and include citizens' perspectives. Through ACCENT, the science centre community is committing itself to strengthening the efforts its institutions made at the local level in a one year European Communication Action on Climate change issues for the dissemination of European research results, and to establishing the dialogue among scientists, stakeholders and the public through participative practices. They will capitalise on their competences in a European sustainable Web platform that will act as “collector” as well as “disseminator” for any organisations dealing with public engagement in science. ACCENT will assess the outcomes from the engagement and participation of the public in order to deliver reliable data on the opinion and perception of European citizens about climate change issues.

Coordinator

Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza

Address

Via Coroglio 104
80124 Napoli

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 98 162

Administrative Contact

Anne-Marie Bruyas (Ms.)

Participants (14)

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 91 119

OBSERVA ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 62 007

COSTA EDUTAINMENT S.P.A

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 63 965

Tiedekeskussäätiö

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 58 533

LAPIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 78 626

TECHNIQUEST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 76 353

FLANDERS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 67 940

UNIVERSEUM AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 60 755

STIFTELSEN TEKNIKENS HUS

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 63 028

SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DU CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 54 967

CENTER FOR FORMIDLING AF NATURVIDENSKAB OG MODERNE TEKNOLOGI FOND

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 100 334

SIHTASUTUS TEADUSKESKUS AHHAA

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 30 741

ISRAEL NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE DANIEL AND MATILDE RECANATI CENTER

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 56 871

Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem (BSMJ)

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 54 479

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 230178

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 348 965

  • EU contribution

    € 1 017 880

Coordinated by:

Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza

Italy

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