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, which will include catchy content and easy-to-understand examples of cutting-edge research findings, and will be promoted and distributed across an unusually broad network of science and natural history museums, zoos, aquariums, 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 at reaching 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 will take place 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, Belgium (Coordinator)

Euro-Mediterranean University, Slovenia

European Centre of Science Centres and Museums, Belgium

Vision2020, United Kingdom

Ciência Viva, Portugal

European Industrial Research Management Association, Belgium

University of Zagreb, Croatia

University College Cork, Ireland

Duration of the Project:

1st October 2015 – 30th April 2019 (42 months)

Coordinator’s Contact:

Science Business Publishing Ltd.

Funding Agency:

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement n° 672302).