Science Shops can be an effective model for developing mutually beneficial relationships between academia and society. By working together to find solutions to societal issues, students/researchers get to work on real-life problems and civil society organisations get access to research expertise and new knowledge.
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.
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.
SciShops is a new EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that will map and expand the science shops ecosystem in Europe. The project started in September 2017 and will explore how to develop and run sustainable science shops.
”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!
SciShops is a new EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that will expand the Science shop ecosystem in Europe. VA (Public & Science) is one of 18 European partners in this three-year project, which officially started at a kick-off meeting in Vienna in September 2017.