4 About 100 member organisations in 35 countries
5 Type of members (all organise science events): State government, ministries, chamber (BE, EL, IE, NO) City Government (DE, ES, SE) Research Council (ES, IS, MT, NO, SE) Scientific Organisation, Academy of Science (BE, BG, CZ, FI, IT) University (CH, FI, FR, IS, IT, LV, PL, PT, RO, RU) Museum (BE, DE, HU, IL, LU, NL) Non-profit Associations (BE,CH,CY,DE,DK,EE,ES,FI,FR,IE,IT,LT,PL,PT,SE,SI,UA, UK) Small Enterprises (AT, CZ, EL, HU, RO, SE)
6 What is a science festival? A modern, interactive, personal & engaged, two-way communication method for science communication – always contact with PERSONS!
7 What is a science festival? Festivals reach new audiences for interest in science – festivals go out TO the people also special events for migration, disabled, social groups…
8 What is a science festival? The events are organised often in places unusual for science, like railway stations, public places, in shopping malls, churches, museums in tents, in parks, at the seaside
9 What is a science festival? A platform for dialogue of the public with the scientists about scientific issues of importance for society – with concerned scientists as partners
10 Festivals take place every year for several days – in every country of the EU (and many other countries) – with great media impact and large & NEW audiences [Estimation: per year > 20 million] What is a science festival?
11 Events are presented mainly by scientists, by students, sometimes pupils, even actors – in many different ways from lectures to theatre performances, science cafés, dialogue games, from workshops to camps outside, and guided tours citizen conferences, science parliaments What is a science festival?
12 Festivals consists of many presentations in a city, like Genoa, Gothenburg in a region, like Catalan around Barcelona in a country, like Denmark, UK with thousands of presentations with many different formats What is a science festival?
13 Festivals deal with different kinds of science (taught at European universities): natural sciences and technology, humanities and sociology – discuss the role of politics, of law, of the media, of the education system, of religion – and listen to the communities What is a science festival?
14 Festival presentations for specific target groups from kindergarten to seniors, from special interest groups (health, economy, sport, law, gender, fire brigade) to general public What is a science festival?
15 Cooperation with many other institutions like universities and schools, NGOs, museums, media, research centres, city marketing and administration What is a science festival?
16 We, EUSEA, work also for the EUROPEAN DIMENSION of science festivals for international collaboration of science communication actors and stakeholders Science festivals?
23 Meeting place for old/new organisers of science festivals Networking between stakeholders of science festivals Exchange of professional information and experiences Distribution of models for best-practice Finding new ways for communication, new target groups Assisting in improving quality and professionalism Assessing the European dimension Objectives, Tasks of EUSEA
24 New festivals Motivate new festivals, e.g.: Croatia, Serbia Lithuania (with Vilnius and Kaunas) Latvia (Riga, Daugavpils) Estonia (AHHAA in Tartu) Moscow (State University) Murcia, Spain Hungary (palace of Miracles) Ukraine
25 2001: Started with 26 member organisations 2011: ~100 member organisation from 35 states EUSEA Annual Conferences [AT, DE, PL, IT, ES, IS, PT, CZ, IT, DE, SE] EUSEA SEMINAR on organising festivals Facts
26 First EU project EUSCE/X – analysing European science festivals; result: WHITE BOOK on science festivals EU project WONDERS 2006 with 21 Carousel Events; Launch in Vienna, Finals in Helsinki + ECSITE, EUSJA EU project WONDERS 2007 with 31 Carousel Events; Launch in Berlin, Finals in Lisbon + EUN, EUSJA 6 times participating at the Korean Science Festival EU project 2WAYS with 29 Partners, with special events on life sciences, science parliaments and assessment study Participations at various festivals and conferences: Communicating European Research in Brussels, ESOF, EU presidency (e.g. Grand Palais, Paris), Science Festival in Beijing, AAAS in the US etc. Special Activities
27 THANK you for listening – Peter Rebernik, office@eusea,at