2018 – 2020

The OurSpace project aims to bring the space to the classroom, boosting the interest of students in space-related careers.

www.ourspaceourfuture.eu

The project will develop a set of activities, methodologies and tools to help teachers and their students reach the stars together. Gathering 8 organisations from 6 European countries, led by Cardiff University, the project aims to inspire students, so they aspire to consider a space-related career in their future professional development.

2015 – 2019

The NUCLEUS project is investigating how to make Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) a reality in universities and research institutions.

www.nucleus-project.eu

The project developed an Implementation Roadmap for RRI, and an evaluation of the Roadmap’s performance in practice in 10 universities.

2018 – 2020

The SUSTAIN project aims to engage pupils and their families in research projects – what is known as citizen science – on bird migration and water management.

www.sustainablelandscapes.eu

The project members – researchers, school teachers, science education providers and experts in science communication – will form a community of learners (CoL) and will develop e-learning modules on a topic relevant to the region. These will be made available to other schools in the third and final year of the project. At the end of the project, each of the three countries will host a science festival to reach a wide audience.

2015 – 2018

The PERFORM project aimed to develop young people’s conceptions and awareness of science, scientists and scientific research.

www.perform-research.eu

During three years, PERFORM conducted participatory action research with around 3000 secondary school students, 100 teachers and 100 early career researchers in three piloting countries (France, Spain and the UK) to analyse the impact of researchers’ interaction and drama-based techniques when learning science on students’ views of science and their motivations for studying STEM careers. A toolkit for teachers, researchers and policy makers is available on the website.

2010 – 2014

Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science.

www.ecsite.eu/activities-and-services/projects/places

The project PLACES was all about science communication policies in cities to develop “Cities of Scientific Culture” together with networks of science events, science museums and research regions. The networks developed a common platform for a wide and diverse community of actors to promote the cooperation in their science communication activities, at city/regional level. Over four years, 65 science communication institutions (science centres, museum, festivals) were supported to work with their local authority administrators and policy makers to plan and implement their long-term co-operation for the “City of Scientific Culture”. Read the places declaration here.