Watch video about the PERSIST ScienceCamp

On 24 January Observa organized a Science Camp that involved students and students from different disciplines to discuss with them about communication related to 4 scientific topics: vaccinetions, climate change, alternative and complementary medicines (CAM) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Science Camp activity is part of PERSIST_EU, an Erasmus+ project coordinated by the University of…

Read the preliminary results of the CONCISE project

CONCISE project aims to generate a European-wide debate on science communication. In particular, the project aims at providing qualitative knowledge through citizen consultation on the means/channels (media and social networks, life experience, relatives, religion, political ideology, educational system…), by which EU citizens acquire their science-related science knowledge, and how this knowledge influences their beliefs, opinions, and perceptions. CONCISE carried out five…

TRESCA project

The TRESCA Project focuses on understanding and developing trust in science communication. It concentrates efforts on innovating communication practices between scientific researchers, journalists and policy makers by drawing on the expertise of a diverse set of partners from multidisciplinary backgrounds. The project’s goals are to systematically understand the current state of public trust towards science…

MORE-PE

MORE-PE is an international project (2016-2018) aimed at mapping the culture of public engagement at research institutes (RIs). It aims to assemble a database of comparable data on aspects of public engagement (PE) at the institutional level in Portugal, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United States, Brazil, Japan, China and Taiwan. MORE-PE team members National…

GCOF

Innovative technologies used for whole genome sequencing have developed very rapidly over the past five years. Today the costs and the time required to read the human genome have radically reduced. The new genome technologies are being progressively integrated into clinical practice for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. GCOF – The Genetics Clinic Of the…

INPROFOOD

Food-related health problems are a grand challenge for European societies. Over the past decade, most EU Member States have identified food and health as key priorities. This is in response to increases in obesity and diet-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases amongst their populations. Also an insufficient nutrient supply in subgroups of…

ACCENT

Fifteen relevant organisations among science centres, science museums and aquariums will be engaged by this European project ACCENT in a coordination action aimed at rationalising their two-way communication practices and at strengthening their collaborations with the scientific community on climate change issues. Climate change issues are clearly a growing concern for the public today. In…