A tale of initiatives to bring the live sciences and social sciences to society
A story of Portuguese scientific policies, meaning its political-institutional arrangements, during the Fascist and the Democratic political periods of Portuguese history
A comic book for a fast look into the history of science in Portugal.
Science can be funny, and even inside our own community we need new forms of communication. (Hi)Stories are great for lunch debates, to understand the different perspectives of the different actors. Comic books, are just one funny way to make that dialogue happen.
Community Changes Guidebook (2010)
By Ronda Zakocs, Noelle Dobson, Christopher Kabel & Suzanne Briggs,
In 2008, the Northwest Health Foundation launched a two-year capacity-building initiative called Northwest Community Changes to build the capacity of community coalitions to evaluate their progress of policy and environmental change … The document contains a multi-component methodology for evaluating community driven policy and environmental change initiatives, including practical, user-friendly tools to measure progress, mobilize constituents and tell the story.
by Éric Gall, Glen Millot & Claudia Neubauer, with advice from Katrin Grüber
Science, Technology and Civil Society – Civil Society Organisations, Actors in the European
System of Research and Innovation (STACS) was a capacity building project funded
by the EU 6th Research Framework Programme, as part of the Science in Society activities
aimed at stimulating participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) in research activities.
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Online as soon as it happens (2010)
By ENISA, European Network and Information Security Agency, ISBN-13 978-92-9204-036-9
The report describes the social networking world and the mobile phone services allowing the users to experience the social networking sites (SNSs) on their handset, also illustrating the major risks and threats connected to their use. While many of the privacy issues originating from the web-based access to SNSs also apply to mobile social networks, there are also a number of unique risks and threats against mobile social networks. The report aims to provide a set of recommendations for raising the awareness of social networks users and in particular of social mobile users of the risks and the possible consequences related to their improper use.
Citizen Scientists (2009)
Jack Stilgoe, DEMOS, London, UK
This pamphlet argues that we need to find, learn from and support our Citizen Scientists, presenting five examples from around Europe …
Public Governance – Value for Citizens (2009)
European Commission, ISBN 978-92-79-10009-3,
The public sector is moving into a new era in which the provision of public services will be oriented towards the creation of public value and user empowerment … Public value is value that is shared by all actors in society: citizens, businesses, organisations and informal groups. … Optimising public value, therefore, requires governments to maximise the bene ts that can be obtained from sharing resources between all stakeholders in society…
Science in Society – Masis Report (2009)
Challenging Futures of Science in Society – Emerging trends and cutting-edge issues – Report of the MASIS Expert Group, setup by the European Commission, European Commission, ISBN 978-92-79-72978-0,
The MASIS expert group was asked to examine the role of science in society, basing this on analyses of different trends and challenges, and also taking into account specific areas as visible in the action lines of ‘Science in Society’ of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). What are cutting-edge issues and what are challenging futures?
OECD Global Science Forum
Improving the Dialogue with Society on Scienctific Issues (2008)
An analyses of the shift from the traditional approach of “public understanding of science” to a multi-directional dialogue, involving society’s different stakeholders and the general public. It is focused on the practical aspect of the dialogue process and provides recommendations for each step of such an undertaking.
Download the report at http://www.oecd.org/science/scienceandtechnologypolicy/42887346.pdf
Science in Society Project Synopses (2007-2008)
European Commission, ISBN 978-92-79-13630-6,
… Among some of the subjects that are on the top of the European Union policy and research agenda in this field, one has to quote the actions related to new partnerships between researchers and civil society organizations, to the creation of a European area for ethics and ethics research, to the promotion of new methods of inquirybased learning in science education and better perspectives for women in research…
PARCEL final report (2007)
By Christine Urban and Michael Straehle, Wissenschaftsladen Wien – Science Shop Vienna,
The project Participatory communication activities on e-learning (PARCEL) was funded under the Science and Society Work programme of the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme on Research. PARCEL gives NGO’s and NPO’s, who want to make use of technology-enhanced learning, the opportunity to select from a choice of tools offered by KALEIDOSCOPE and PROLEARN like software, hardware, course material and anything else useful for technology-enhanced learning and test these tools. Within feedback rounds and roundtables they report back their experience working with the tool …
EUROPEAN RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD – FINAL REPORT: Research and Societal Engagement (2007)
EURAB has established a Working Group to address the means for engagement and dialogue between societal actors and the research community. With public mistrust in certain research-based institutions on the rise, there is a growing concern to engage more at the societal level.
Public Value of Science (2005)
By Brian Wynne, Jack Stilgoe, James Wilsdon, DEMOS, UK
In many ways, science has never had it so good. Research budgets are as high as they’ve ever been and are still rising. And science and innovation are core themes of Labour’s third term agenda. But the relationship between science and wider society still needs work. Fewer people are becoming scientists, university departments are closing and there is lingering public unease about the way that science is governed. This pamphlet argues that we need to find new ways of talking about and building ‘the public value of science’…
New Directions in CBR
By Brenda Roche, The Wellesley Institute, Toronto, Canada
… While CBR is well established in local and international research, in the day to day practices of conducting this work there remain conceptual and operational challenges. Despite the strong conceptual grounding in participatory methods and strategies of action research, the operating principles that guide CBR in practice often remain broad in scope, and are seldom mapped outin explicit terms …
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN SCIENCE – REPORT OF THE SCIENCE IN SOCIETY SESSION
Portuguese Presidency Conference: The FUTURE OF SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY in EUROPE,
Lisbon, 8-10 October 2007
European Commission, ISBN 978-92-79-08359-4
Science and Society Action Plan (2002)
The aim of the European Commission’s Science and Society Action Plan is therefore to pool efforts at European level to develop stronger and more harmonious relations between science and society