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SciCafe: The Science Cafes Network

Objective

The SciCafe project proposes the notion of networking, exchange of best practices, and co-operation between science cafes (SC) in different cities and regions of Europe, both in their physical vicinities and in virtual space, as a vehicle for the promotion of the public understanding of science and of the public debate on scientific issues, focusing specifically on the promotion of a scientific culture at the local level. The SciCafe proposes an innovative approach that crosscuts the boundaries between the already existing initiatives, focusing both on the improvement of organisers’ knowledge on how to develop and maintain a SC and on increasing the participants intrinsic motivation to learn and understand about scientific issues, which could potentially change their attitude towards science and encourage them to follow scientific careers in the years to come. It offers tools and activities combining physical presence of its members in the existing SC, and virtual presence of members from across Europe and beyond, ensuring everyone’s active participation, irrespectively of their physical location and possible disadvantage (rural areas’ citizens). In this hybrid world of SC, the network will consist of actors from the cities who are involved in science/culture/entertainment/education/local development/citizens' participation/media, such as local authorities, universities/research centres, science communication structures, schools, libraries, local civil society organisations, enterprises based on science and technology. Today’s participant to a SC has to find it more and more attractive and not static to what it was when these initiatives were begun so such places should follow the new trends and the new technological achievements. The project will focus on: (i) To create a network of SC that will guide the next generation of SCs, (ii) To implement a series of state of the art technologies (virtual presence, social tagging) through a series of innovative scenarios.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

AINOOUCHAOU PLIROFORIKI AE
Address
L Kiphisias 116 Kai Davaki 1
115 26 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 118 469,30
Administrative Contact
Katerina Fotopoulou (Mrs.)

Participants (13)

VIDENSKABSCAFEEN FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 66 875
Address
Ved Lindevangen 32 2Th
2000 Frederiksberg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gert Vilhelm Balling (Mr.)
COMUNAUTE D'UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 43 870
Address
92 Rue Du Pasteur
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexis Michel (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 43 870
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Magdalena Fikus (Prof.)
ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 129 002,04
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fotini Neri (Ms.)
Associazione Culturale formaScienza
Italy
EU contribution
€ 43 335
Address
Via Gaetano Moroni 20
00162 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tommaso Castellani (Dr.)
CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 970
Address
The Old Stables, Regent Str. 7
LS74PE Leeds
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Duncan Dallas (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniele Dominici (Prof.)
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA TILEPIKOINONION KAI TILEMATIKON EFARMOGON AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 44 405
Address
Vassilika Vouton Technologiko Parko
71500 Irakleio Kriti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manolis Stratakis (Mr.)
DBC GmbH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 65 270
Address
Im Rebberg 27
4115 Mariastein/basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Madeleine Schleiss (Ms.)
Euroscience Greek Regional Section

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 53 733,66
Address
Dardanelion 8
16673 Voula
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Christias (Dr.)
VANTAAN KAUPUNKI

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Asematie 7
01710 Vantaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lauri Lapila (Mr.)
Provincia di Brescia
Italy
EU contribution
€ 30 495
Address
Piazza Paolo Vi 16
25121 Brescia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veronica Fanchini (Dr.)
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 30 067
Address
Pater Karoly Utca 1
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bálint Balázs (Mr.)