Building the European City of Scientific Culture

The PLACES project

The core of the PLACES project is formed by more than 60 European City Partnerships in almost 30 countries.

The City Partnerships constitute alliances of science communication institutions and local policymakers. The partnerships have been the basis for collaborative work between local stakeholders to develop Local Action Plans targeting science communication policies in European cities and regions.

In many cases, City Partnerships have grown to involve media, non-governmental organizations, universities, research institutions, companies, and other interested parties. The Local Action Plans target key challenges in cities, based on scientific problem-solving.

The Local Action Plnas are strategic visions that inform science communication policy at the local level for many years to come. The City Partnerships develop the plans addressing science and technology-related issues relevant to their respective city or region. Citizen consultations thus have been key steps in the development of the Local Action Plans.

An extensive series of Pilot Activities have tested innovative approaches to communicate science-based solutions in cities. The Pilot Activities were developed in connection with Local Action Plans, to test best practices on how to address controversial or problematic local issues in a way that actively involves citizens. Getting together in Europe

Annual Conferences, Science Cities Workshops, training opportunities and Thematic Working Groups will bring PLACES stakeholders together in a united effort.

Plus d’infos :

Article Echosciences Grenoble - « Places - construire les villes européennes de culture scientifique »

Site officiel - Places.eu


Kissia Ravanel
Chef de projets européens/Chargée projets ingén. culturelle