INL Cluster

Science for Global Challenges

Science for Global Challenges is the motto to engage general public, especially young students, with research activities and scientific knowledge that may answer to major world and European challenges related to environmental, economical and social sustainability. This proposal intends to directly respond to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) goals of the EU framework program by raising public awareness, also among school communities, about the relevance of science to assure resources preservation, green economy, decarbonization, social equity and inclusion, while bridging the gap between scientists and society, giving researchers the opportunity to perceive the main concerns of citizens and how those understand their work. Schools and their students will be involved in activities during the whole project, in order to ensure scholar impact, icluding the younger. By increasing public and students outreach, ‘SCIGLO’ will contribute simultaneously for two main objectives: (i) improving the understanding of the importance of scientific careers development and science investments; (ii) increasing researchers' understanding of the role of society as a whole for sustainable science policies development.

The consortium of this project is coordinated by the University of Lisbon through the National Museum of Natural History and Science and combines efforts between researchers of major universities in Portugal, including four urban areas from north to south – the University of Minho, the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, the University of Évora, the University of Coimbra and the Lisbon University Institute for the impact assessment. Nova University in Lisbon will coordinate a special program targeting school communities and the Superior School for Tourism in Estoril will contribute to disseminate food security practices. The Lisbon municipality is a central partner for the engagement of diverse audiences and civil society stakeholders.

Total Eligible Budget

299,019.37 €

INL Eligible Budget

17,312.50 €

Total Funding

299,019.37 €

INL Funding

17,312.50 €

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MSCA – Marie Skłodowska-Curie

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Pillar I – Excellence Science