Pre-conference activities

April 7-8, Malmö, Sweden

A. Sustainability Tour and a Community & Green Mapping Learning Exchange

Öresundsklassrummet, Green Map System, and the Common Ground Network welcome community, academics, students, NGOs and civil servants to discover the sustainable City of Malmö and participate in a workshop which will highlight current action in the community and global mapmaking movements.

Monday April 7th 2014

12.00 Lunch and welcoming

1‐5 pm Study visit in Malmö

Explore two sides of Malmö; Sweden’s first urban area with climate‐neutral energy systems and new sustainable construction projects in the Western harbor, as well as an older residential area with solutions to transform into a more sustainable district with public participation.

Tuesday April 8th 2014

9‐12  Showcase by Participants; Discussion

Bring a 10‐minute presentation of your community and/or Green Map projects to share.
Intro to Global Green Maps: Wendy Brawer
Intro to Community Mapping by Canadian‐ Based Collaboratory: Maeve Lydon
Intro to Malmö, Regional Mapping and Planning: Linnea Uppsäll and Tor Fossum

1‐3 pm Building our Work Together

Break Out Sessions on:

  • Project Planning and Design; Youth projects, Community Inclusion and Engagement
  • Network and Project Strategies for ongoing collaboration
  • Campus‐Community Partnership Strategies

Venue: Helix, Nordenskiöldsgatan 17, Malmö, Sweden
Pre‐Registration Necessary: Both days are free of charge, including lunch and dinner. Space is limited. Please register by March 28, e‐mail: linnea.uppsall@malmo.se

 

April 8, Copenhagen, Denmark

B. EFC exploratory workshop on E-MAX, the European Mass Experiment

Promoting engagement in science and innovation – Involving one million European school children

A key priority in building Europe’s capacity as a knowledge-based society is promoting and stimulating the next generation’s engagement in science. This is recognised by educators, industry, the scientific community and policy makers alike and there is as such a great willingness from all parts to work with projects that will promote science to young people.

The EFC through its Research forum, together with the Lundbeck Foundation and Danish Science Factory proposes a European cooperation between EFC members and national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals to establish E-MAX, the world’s largest mass experiment for up to 1 million school children in Europe.

Please find attached detailed information about the project in terms of impact, visibility and results. You can also have a taste about it by watching this short video.

Bearing in mind that the Living Knowledge Conference will start the day after in Copenhagen, it’s a great opportunity to warm-up by joining this one-day workshop, in which you will be able to network with peers, to find out more about the project and explore your interests to get on board. We very much hope that you will be able to attend. (Limited seats available; further information, including a detailed agenda, venue and speakers, will follow shortly).

Venue: Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen, Copenhagen, Sydhavns Plads 15, 2450 Copenhagen, Denmark
Pre‐Registration Necessary: The event is free of charge, including lunch. Space is limited. Please confirm your participation by replying to: atrujillo@efc.be EFC Research Forum Coordinator

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