COMSCIENCE

ComScience Network: providing added value to EU research dissemination efforts at regional level

 Coordinatore LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN 

 Organization address address: GESCHWISTER SCHOLL PLATZ 1
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bernhard
Cognome: Goodwin
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 2180 9494
Fax: +49 89 2180999494

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 1˙032˙150 €
 EC contributo 794˙720 €
 Programma FP7-SIS
Specific Programme "Capacities": Science in society
 Code Call FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2008-1
 Funding Scheme CSA-CA
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-04-01   -   2012-06-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

 Organization address address: GESCHWISTER SCHOLL PLATZ 1
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bernhard
Cognome: Goodwin
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 2180 9494
Fax: +49 89 2180999494

DE (MUENCHEN) coordinator 170˙130.00
2    ProBio Partners VOF

 Organization address address: MEERWEG 6
city: Overschild
postcode: 9625PJ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gert
Cognome: De Vries
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 596566321
Fax: +31 596566491

NL (Overschild) participant 136˙960.00
3 Visions Unlimited Medien DE participant 86˙380.00
4    "VETENSKAP & ALLMANHET, VA"

 Organization address address: Grev Turegatan 14
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 10242

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Cissi
Cognome: Askwall
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 8 791 30 48
Fax: +46 8 611 56 23

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 80˙250.00
5    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

 Organization address address: CALLE SERRANO 117
city: MADRID
postcode: 28006

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Carlos Manuel
Cognome: Abad Ruiz
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 5668852
Fax: +34 91 5668913

ES (MADRID) participant 80˙250.00
6    BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

 Organization address address: QUEEN'S GATE 165
city: LONDON
postcode: SW7 5HD

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Susan
Cognome: Login
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 7019 4929
Fax: +44 20 7581 6587

UK (LONDON) participant 80˙250.00
7    CENTRE DE CULTURE SCIENTIFIQUE DE L'ULB

 Organization address address: rue de Villers 227
city: Charleroi
postcode: 6010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jean
Cognome: Richelle
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 71 600 312
Fax: +32 71 600 305

BE (Charleroi) participant 80˙250.00
8    WISSENSCHAFTSLADEN BONN EV

 Organization address address: REUTERSTRASSE 157
city: BONN
postcode: 53113

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Frank
Cognome: Teller
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 228 2016139
Fax: +49 228 265287

DE (BONN) participant 80˙250.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The ComScience Network brings recent EU research results into local communities through science communicators from five different EU cities. Local scientific experts and representatives of local or regional administrations will participate and promote local scientific culture. Five chosen science topics address the concerns and interests of European citizens: stem cell research, the use of genetically modified organisms, obesity and type 2 diabetes, allergies and asthma as well as contaminants in our food. The project structure stimulates the exchange of know-how and best practices and enables Science City driven partnerships between local actors from different places in Europe. In three years ComScience will: i) consult key players to discuss content and format of the proposed activities ; ii) adapt disseminated materials from FP6 and FP7 research consortia ; iii) organise 25 public dissemination events ; and iv) produce extensive evaluation reports for policy input. The deliverables of the ComScience project goes beyond its immediate activities, namely to evaluate and document to what extent it is possible to: • compile and re-work (edit, format) the information - that is produced by the many different EU funded research consortia as the output of their dissemination activities - in an international collective(s) of local dissemination actors • create a generic methodology (best practice) that allows widespread dissemination of the the structured data on a significantly larger scale, in local settings while respecting regional differences. • provide the means to keep the accumulated knowledge up to date and for a long term use by different communication organisations. To achieve these goals, ComScience has brought together a powerful team that represents not only different types of science communicators, but also represents different European regions and cities.'

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Research on all fronts is very valuable for the EU's future, but it must be disseminated and exploited effectively if it is to improve the well-being of society. The EU-funded project http://www.comscience.eu ('ComScience Network: Providing added value to EU research dissemination efforts at regional level') (COMSCIENCE) aimed to further the use of science knowledge by fostering understanding on the place of science and technology in society. The initiative involved promotion of public debate in life sciences, as well as exchanges and cooperation among local actors with respect to scientific culture.

To achieve its aims, the project shared information on EU research results with local communities in various European countries. It reached out to the general public and to schools through 25 events that covered the interests and concerns of European citizens, from stem cell research and genetically modified organisms to obesity and food contamination.

Teaming up with eight organisations in science communication from Belgium, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the project fostered the exchange of know-how and best practices among stakeholders across the bloc. It developed a new strategy for participatory-driven science events, elements of which can be viewed on the project website.

The project's actions have led to harmonisation of scientific research in many ways, such as recognising ethical issues in molecular genetics or sharing information on ethical, legal and social aspects of science. COMSCIENCE has also helped encourage young people's interest in science and science studies, reaching out to policymakers and bringing experts closer to society as well.

An important project outcome is a set of recommendations on enhancing the widespread dissemination of European research in local settings while respecting regional differences and needs. The project has clearly contributed to the spread of understandable science in society, articulating methodologies that will help European nations achieve this aim. By bringing life sciences closer to people, COMSCIENCE has helped create conditions for a more innovative, competitive society.

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