ERC = Science2

ERC = Science2, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and coordinated by Science|Business, is a communication project aimed at broadening the ERC’s popular and political support as widely as possible across Europe. ERC = Science2 will in the coming 42 months talk about the science done in the framework of ERC grants and their cutting edge variety that can capture the imagination, change the world and stimulate curiosity. To this end, the consortium will launch a novel communications campaign, including catchy contents and easy to understand examples of cutting edge research findings, that will be promoted and distributed across an unusually broad network of science and natural history museums, zoos and aquaria, universities and research organisations in Europe. Activities will involve innovative approaches for communicating science to children and teenagers through provoking and entertaining formats, as well as events tailored to reach out to young academics and researchers, such as science cafés, brown-bag lunches, and research speed-dating. During the lifespan of the project, more than 75 events are planned in many different countries and languages.

EMUNI’s role in the project consists of organisation and implementation of outreach events on campuses in the Balkans.

Consortium partners


  • Science|Business, Brussels (Belgium)


  • Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), Piran (Slovenia)
  • European Centre of Science Centres and Museums (Ecsite), Brussels (Belgium)
  • Vision2020, London (United Kingdom)
  • Ciência Viva, Lisbon (Portugal)
  • European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA), Brussels (Belgium)
  • University of Zagreb, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • University College Cork, Cork (Ireland)

Duration of the project

1st October 2015 – 30th April 2019

Overall budget: 958.759 EUR



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