European Commission involves stakeholders to enhance the impact of science in society

“The European Commission has just selected 15 excellent projects in the area of ‘Science in Society’ which aim at facilitating and improving the relationship between the scientific community, citizens and policy makers.

The projects, which cover topics such as gender, ethics, classroom innovation and science governance, involve 180 participants from 15 consortia.
The project partners come from all twenty-seven Member States, five countries associated to the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union and a significant number of partners coming from outside Europe.

The projects will focus on: public engagement in science and research, mobilising research organisations as well as citizens at local level; more focused work on ethics, addressing the Nano code of conduct, strengthening the ERA and Ethics infrastructure base; deepening and consolidating the work undertaken on university-based research; mobilising research bodies and networks of cultural institutions on the issue of women in science; capitalising on the findings of the Rocard report on science education.”

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