All our interventions can be implemented at various levels of project development, from project planning and project consultancy to project collaboration and co-realization. We can perform activities directly with a targeted public, but we can also train local operators to sustain such activities in the long term.
These interventions can be done at the neighbourhood, city, or regional scale. They can involve youth and adults, researchers, and artists; they can be in collaboration with local cultural and educational facilities, schools, science centres & museums, research centres, etc.
Here is a general overview. Please take a look at detailed descriptions of our specific offer for students, researchers, teachers, and science communicators.
- We train students in scientific university curricula to become active, creative, and responsible members of their learning community and of the research community they will later join.
- We support teachers and educators in developing educational projects related to the research process and that are socially relevant. In particular, we collaborate to build research-based learning environments, at various scales such as a whole university, a school, a specific curriculum, or within other formal or informal settings.
- We work with science communicators to develop scientific culture projects that allow the public to experience the social process of scientific research as an empowering process. We also assist them in designing projects specifically relevant for a public with little access to scientific culture, for instance from underprivileged or discriminated environments.
- We collaborate with researchers to develop the educational and social outreach of their research projects, identify partners and initiate collaborations with actors outside the academic community. In particular, we assist them in planning the outreach actions that are now systematically financed as part of the research funding provided by most grant agencies. We also offer opportunities for researchers to question their own practice and engagement within the scientific community.
- We provide training for the media, inviting them to refine their knowledge of scientific research and the scientific community and to reflect upon their role and responsibility as the interface between the scientific community and the general public. This will also raise a debate about the relationship between science and society, where science is not only considered as the production of knowledge and technologies, but also as a social process with its own philosophy.