SCICITY | Science in the City

SCICITY | Science in the City


‘Science in the city’ will be the motto to involve the general public with research activities and scientific knowledge that are underway to help answering to major concerns of urban communities related to global changes, and to shape and improve quality of life for the next decades. This motto is highlighted given the increasing levels of concern perceived in urban society, in particular among young people, on how to overcome global changes, while preserving natural and cultural heritage in the attempt to reach sustainability. By adopting this vision for the European Researchers' Night, this proposal intends to respond to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and societal goals of the EU framework program. It aims therefore to raise public awareness on the relevance of science to assure quality of life in the future and to bridge the gap between scientists and society, giving researchers the opportunity to perceive the main concerns of citizens and how they see and understand their work, while engaging young people with science. The project will reflect on this problematic in the context of cultural heritage preservation. The project will cover urban areas in Portugal from north to south, bridging the gap between researchers and society and contributing to bring societal actors together for the research and innovation process.

Partners Câmara Municipal de Lisboa , Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril , ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa , NOVA.ID.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT , Universidade de Évora , Universidade de Lisboa , Universidade do Minho

CIDEHUS team members:   Antónia Fialho Conde 

Funding source:  European Commission /Horizon 2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2018

Duration:  2018-2019