universcience 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.

universcience is involved with the following projects

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

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 

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.

2010 - 2014

Visions for the cities of scientific culture. PLACES facilitated a three-way conversation between science, policy makers and society in Europe. It resulted in a vision for science policy at city level and hundreds of interconnected local networks.

 

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.

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.