Projects in collaboration with the Center for Social Studies
The science communication office at CNC started a thorough investigation of practices of science communication during CNC’s outreach activities and of their impact in the public. For the development of this project we are working in partnership with the Centre for Social Studies (CES, University of Coimbra).

The partnership with CES-Coimbra was extended to the participation of CNC in the BIOSENSE project coordinated by CES (BIOSENSE - Science Engaging Society: Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Publics). Although there have been very successful initiatives in science education and extracurricular activities, as well as engagement of researchers in science communication, little has been done in Portugal regarding the engagement of researchers and research institutions with citizens on a collaborative basis for addressing science and technology-based concerns raised by the citizens themselves. Together with CES researchers, we started a pilot activity with CNC researchers, collaborator physicians and patient associations (Alzheimer, Parkinson, and Huntington) in order to create new channels for communication and exchange of knowledge. The series of debates “Alzheimer à Conversa” resulted from this collaboration.
Funded by ERDF - European Regional Development Fund through COMPETE 2020 and National Funds via FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, under projects POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440 e UIDB/04539/2020.

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