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Schools as living labs

The SALL project aims to open-up schools to their local communities by transforming them in Living Labs. In this way, SALL proposes a new framework for schools across Europe to approach their science education programmes, in order to make STEM teaching more relevant, systemic and inclusive for their students, collaborating with their local ecosystems and research centres, and with the active support and involvement of science centres and museums in this process.

SALL proposes the living lab methodology as a new technique of unique value and possibilities for the development of open schooling activities linked to science learning. The project strategy is to build an open innovation concept on the impactful OSOS framework for open schooling tapping in the food system theme, using its strong links to science education, current challenges, as well as ambitious European policy making. SALL brings together school communities, including teachers, students and their families, research institutions, science museums and centres, spaces of informal learning and open innovation, as well as policy makers, and engages them in intensive dialogue and mutual learning and exchange.

Building on its previous experience in projects such as VOICES and Fit4Food, Ecsite will be in charge of the communication and dissemination of the results and outcomes as well as the organisation of two paneuropean events targeting policy-makers.

The SALL project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement No. 871794.

List of project partners

  • Ellinogermaniki Agogi
  • The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal
  • University of Cyprus
  • Deusto University
  • Ciencia Viva
  • ORT Israel
  • NEMO Science Museum
  • TRACES Association
  • Intrasoft