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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


Challenging futures of citizen panels - Critical issues for robust forms of public participation - 06/08/2014

This report emerged from the workshop “Challenging futures of citizen panels”, held by the Innovation in Governance Research Group on April 26, 2013, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin, Germany. The workshop was conceptualized and designed as a platform for a wide variety of actors involved in citizen panel design and implementation to identify and discuss issues and challenges for the future development of participatory methods.
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Consultation on Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society Work Programme 2016-2017 - 01/08/2014

We are pleased to inform you that we have just launched an open public consultation on the potential priorities for the Horizon 2020 'Science with and for Society' work programme of Horizon 2020 covering the period 2016-2017.

The aim of this consultation is to obtain views and contributions from a broad constituency. The contributions received will complement the opinion provided by an External Advisory Group of high level experts set up by the Commission according to Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 establishing Horizon 2020.

For more information, and to answer the consultation please visit:

We would be grateful if you could forward the link above to any interested individual or organisation in your network.

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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