AHHAA Science Centre Foundation 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.

AHHAA Science Centre Foundation 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 - 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 

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

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

2013 - 2017

This project engaged stakeholders and the public in an open dialogue concerning synthetic biology’s potential benefits and risks and explored possibilities for its “collaborative shaping” on the basis of public participation. Ecsite brought 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.

2014 - 2016

RRI Tools aimed at raising awareness, training, and 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.

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.

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.