SciShops Summer School: learning and knowledge sharing

Between 1 and 4 July, the city of Limassol in Cyprus welcomed 45 participants from 15 different countries to the 2019 SciShops Summer School. With diverse backgrounds, ranging from researchers at universities to project managers in private companies, and varying levels of expertise in Science Shops, the participants gathered in this seaside city to learn together about many different aspects relating to the establishment, running and sustainability of Science Shops.

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GÄSTKRÖNIKA: De sista mysterierna

Lingvisten Noam Chomsky har sagt att det finns två typer av frågor – problem och mysterier. Problem kan lösas men det kan inte mysterier. Många av människans mysterier har övergått till problem, exempelvis varför föremål faller mot jorden eller universums början, men många kvarstår: Vad är liv? Vad är det att vara medveten? Varför finns något snarare än ingenting?

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Plea to the EU: Enhance Science Engagement ambitions

VA has signed Ecsite’s open letter to the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Mœdas. The letter calls for an inversion of the “top-down” dissemination of scientific results in favour of involving citizens in the co-creation and co-design of the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Including VA, the open letter is endorsed by 135 networks and organisations.

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