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Science is part of almost every aspect of our lives. Although we rarely think about it, science makes extraordinary things possible. At the flick of a switch, we have light and electricity. When we are ill, science helps us get better. It tells us about the past, helps us with the present, and creates ways to improve our future. Read more


STEM Educator Academy - 30/07/2014

2014 STEM Educator Academy – a joint conference of Intel and European Schoolnet, organized in partnership with European Union Contest for Young Scientists, Warsaw University and the Copernicus Science Centre. Warsaw, 21-23/24 September 2014.
The Educator Academy concept brings together most dedicated educators and government officials from around the world to improve science education and identify ways to boost students’ interest in STEM careers. Drawing together leading figures from Teacher Professional Development, STEM policies (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the Academia, the conference is an opportunity to share best practices and to explore proven, innovative methods of engaging students in pursuing scientific careers.
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Policy Brief: Putting the Science into Regionalization - 17/06/2014

A policy brief, based on the discussions held at the GAP2 workshop 'Putting the Science into Regionalization: Participatory Approaches in the New, Regionlized CFP', has now been authored by GAP2 scientists Dr. Steven Mackinson and Dr. Martin Pastoors. This is now available to read, and in PDF format, on the GAP2 website.
Alongside the post-event policy briefing, you will find links to pre-workshop materials and, furthermore, to a detailed workshop report.

We are delighted to announce the long-awaited VOICES final report ! (2 Mb) - 11/06/2014

The Report provides a synopsis of the first ever DG Research and Innovation citizen consultation process to gather ideas on how to advance urban waste research in Europe.

This initiative, launched by the Science with and for Society Unit of DG RTD, was implemented by the ECSITE network of science centres and museums, from January 2013 through to June 2014. The outcome of the initiative led to the definition of 5 waste-related topics under the Horizon2020 2014-2015 calls for proposals of Societal Challenge 5 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials - for an expected EC financial contribution of approximately 116 Million EUR.

For more information on these waste calls see:

VOICES web site: 

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