Projects

Through Ecsite, members have the opportunity to participate in collaborative projects shaping the future of science engagement. Ecsite runs projects funded by the European Commission as well as initiatives in partnership with other organisations. These projects often allow the development of resources like toolkits or guides available to all.

Projects

2015 - 2019

What are benefits and risks of advancing nanotechnology research? What are the expectations and concerns of the different people impacted by the development of this fast-growing field? Could we gather this knowledge and design recommendations to shape future policies that will drive these advancements in a more responsible way? This is what NANO2ALL is about: promoting mutual learning, informed dialogue and societal engagement in responsible nanotechnology. Stay tuned!

2015 - 2019

Broadening its popular and political support across Europe while raising the profile of the European Research Council (ERC) by highlighting its scientific achievements and success stories is the overarching goal of a 3.5-year project Ecsite participates in.

2015 - 2018

Integrating the concept of “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) into university careers in science and technology, so that research and innovation meets societal needs, values ​​and expectations.

2015 - 2018

The Hypatia project will engage 13-18 year old girls both in and out the school environment. To do this, Hypatia will bring together science centres and museums, schools, research institutions and industry with gender experts and teenagers themselves.

Check our websites for more information! www.hypatiaproject.eu & www.expecteverything.eu

2015 - 2018

Coordinated by Ecsite, Sparks is an ambitious engagement project on the topic of technology shifts in health and medicine. Its aim is to raise awareness and communicate the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to Europeans in 29 countries.

2015 - 2018

Space has a great inspirational power and human spaceflight is associated not only with cutting-edge technologies, but also with the deepest cultural aspects of civilization. By using this inspirational value of space the Space Awareness project aims to attract young people into careers in space-related science and technology. Special attention will be paid to stimulating interest amongst girls and ethnic minorities and reaching children in underprivileged communities. The project targets diverse groups that are influential in the complex processes that lead to career decisions.

2015 - 2018

Sea Change addresses the challenge of raising European citizens’ awareness of the intrinsic links between the ocean and human health.

2013 - 2017

The project engages stakeholders and the public in an open dialogue concerning synthetic biology’s potential benefits and risks and explores possibilities for its “collaborative shaping” on the basis of public participation. Ecsite brings together stakeholders to share expertise, learn from each other and develop a common understanding of crucial aspects of synthetic biology, later used to create and deliver public engagement activities. Outcomes will inform the collaborative shaping of guidelines for the development of RRI governance policies.

2014 - 2016

RRI Tools aims at raising awareness, training, disseminating and implementing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). RRI is a process where all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business) work together during the whole research and innovation (R&I) process in order to align its outcomes to the values, needs and expectations of European society.

2014 - 2016

The SeeingNano project will create novel visualisation tools for enhanced nanotechnology awareness. Social scientists, nano scientists and visualisation experts will collaborate to develop tools allowing different target audiences to “see at the nano scale” thus engaging with the breadth of nanotechnologies and the uncertainties and potential risks connected to them. A public repository of tools and best practices will be created.

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