Heureka - The Finnish Science Centre 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.

Heureka - The Finnish Science Centre is involved with the following projects

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.

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.

2009 - 2011

TIME for NANO was a 30 month project run by partners in 9 EU countries and financed by the European Commission. The aim was to engage science centre visitors, with a special attention to young people, on benefits and risks related to nanoscale research, engineering and technology and to collect opinions and feedback from the participants.

2009 - 2011

The ACCENT project (Action on Climate Change through Engagement, Networks and Tools) was launched in April 2009 as a result of the European science centres and science museums' decision to strengthen their local level efforts to address the issue of climate change.

2008 - 2009

The EXPLOAR project demonstrated an innovative approach that involved visitors of science museums and science centers in extended episodes of playful learning. The EXPLOAR approach looked upon informal education as an opportunity to transcend from traditional museum visits, to a "feel and interact" user experience, allowing for learning "anytime, anywhere", open to societal changes and at the same time feeling culturally conscious.