Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci' is involved with the following 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.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci' is involved with the following projects

2017 - 2020

FIT4FOOD2030 supports the development and implementation of the European Commission’s FOOD 2030 policy framework to transform European food systems towards greater sustainability, resilience, competitiveness and inclusion. The project will integrate existing and emerging networks and infrastructures, creating Communities of Practice that foster RRI and use transformative learning processes to build competences among citizens and stakeholders who are not currently actively integrated in decision-making. 

2015 - 2018

The Hypatia project engages with 13-18 year old girls both in and out of the school environment. To do this, Hypatia brings 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 

2014 - 2016

The SeeingNano project  objective was to create novel visualisation tools for enhanced nanotechnology awareness. Social scientists, nano scientists and visualisation experts collaborated 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 is now available on the project's website and in our resources section.

2011 - 2014

The INPROFOOD project was developed in response to the apparent inefficacy of years of public campaigns promoting healthier eating habits. It aims to develop a new approach, generating a purposeful exchange between research, business and civil society actors on the nature of the problem and the role innovative technological approaches could play in tackling it.

2011 - 2014

ENGINEER   supported the widespread adoption in Europe of innovative methods of science teaching and the introduction of engineering in schools. In November 2014, Engineer won a Scientix Award for the category "STEM teaching materials addressed to teachers".

2013 - 2014

VOICES was a ground-breaking consultation, using the opinions of people across the EU to shape the future of European research. 1,000 citizens participated in focus groups run by Ecsite members, expressing their hopes, fears, concerns and ideas on the theme of urban waste. The results of this consultation have directly informed policy, as they were fed into several research calls for the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme.

2011 - 2013

FEAST built on the success of another European project, PILOTS, that worked towards the professionalization of explainers in science centres and museums. This time, participants focussed on a specific target audience: parents. Their role as learning catalysts was explored and a method drawn up to develop activities fostering their involvement as confident and knowledgeable science educators of their children.

2009 - 2012

Open Science Resources (OSR) was a collaborative project co-funded by the European Commission under the eContentplus programme. It aimed to create a shared repository of scientific digital objects - currently dispersed in European science museums and science centres - to make them more widely and coherently available, searchable and usable in the context of formal and informal learning situations.

2009 - 2011

The objective of the Nanototouch project was to bring scientists into direct contact with the public using open science labs in science centres and museums.

2008 - 2010

The Pilots project worked towards the professionalisation of the role of explainers in science centres and museums both through developing European training courses and through research on the role of explainers, with a focus on adult learning.