New resources for Science Shops

As part of the EU SciShops project consortium, VA (Public & Science) has been helping to produce a range of resources to support both new and established Science Shops. The resources address various aspects of setting up and running a Science Shop and take into account different types of organisational models.

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VA talks science shops at the Living Knowledge conference

The 8th Living Knowledge conference was held in Budapest from 30 May to 1 June. Two VA colleagues, Helen Garrison and Martin Bergman, joined other SciShops partners to present some of the project’s work so far and gain inspiration from others in the Living Knowledge network.

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Awareness of science shops varies across Europe and between stakeholders

Awareness of science shops and community-based participatory research is much higher in Western Europe, than in other parts of Europe. Researchers are more likely to be familiar with these concepts than community organisations, the main beneficiaries, too. These are some of the results of a survey conducted by SciShops, a new Horizon 2020 project promoting the growth of science shops and community-based research in Europe. VA is a partner in SciShops and was responsible for conducting the survey.

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Ökat samarbete mellan allmänhet och forskare genom SciShops

”Science shops” är en modell för att möjliggöra forskningssamarbeten och kunskapsöverföring mellan forskare och andra samhällsaktörer. VA ingår i nya Horisont 2020-projektet SciShops som ska ta till vara kunskapen inom befintliga Science shops och undersöka hur organisationer kan utveckla nya Science shops. Vi behöver din hjälp!

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