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TeRRIFICA – Europe defies climate change

Heat, drought, heavy rainfall: Many people in Europe already feel the impact of climate change. In the project TeRRIFICA, the WILA Bonn (Bonn Science Shop) and partner organisations investigate how people adapt to climate change in six different European regions. And they develop solutions – together with civil society, science, administration and politics.

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BLOOM – Boosting Awareness of Bioeconomy

Learning from nature’s cycles and using this knowledge to make the economy “greener“ and more sustainable: that’s the idea of a Bioeconomy. During the course of the EU-Project BLOOM, the Bonn Science Shop wants to trigger bio economic innovation – together with partners from eight different countries. BLOOM has started in November 2017 and will run three years.

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RRI Tools

Climate change, use of risk technologies, food security, IT security – these are only a few areas where successful research and innovation is the decisive factor for well-being worldwide. But to date research frequently operates quite detached from the values, needs and expectations of society. Research should be carried out responsibly, be governed by certain values and include all the important actors and stakeholders – such as scientists, industry, civil society and educational institutions. The Bonn Science Shop is the German project partner in the EU project ”Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Tools“. Institutions from 30 countries developed an innovative and creative collection of instruments - the RRI Toolkit, which includes both practical digital resources and actions to increase awareness, training, dissemination and implementation of the RRI aims.

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Work-based Learning in CVET

The Bonn Science Shop takes part in an international project focussed on the implementation of worked-based learning in CVET. The project is coordinated by the Government Office of Békés Country and funded by the European Union. The main aim of the two years project (01/12/2015 – 01/12/2017) is to develop in an international cooperation a complex methodology applicable in the CVET (continuing VET) of adults concerning work-based learning, based on Finnish, German and Italian models. In the context of the cooperation the international partnership implementing the project aims to develop a complex methodology that is going to be well applicable in each member country of the European Union, it is going to be in line with European Union efforts, and it will be worked out according to the quality requirements identified by the EQAVET working group.

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The abbreviation Serena stands for `Serious Game about renewable energy technologies for girls`. A serious game is a computer game which entertains the player as well as it informs about certain topics. In our project, we would like to inform about technical skills in the renewable energy sector because job opportunities in this field are rarely known by girls. Our target group are girls at the age of 12 to 16.

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The EU-supported project Sparks has officially started in July 2015. It gathers 33 organisations from 29 countries among them Bonn Science Shop and is coordinated by ECSITE - The European Network of Science Centres and Museums. Sparks aims at bridging the gap between the super-fast pace of scientific innovation and society through an interactive touring exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by more than 230 innovative participatory activities to engage the public in research. The project aims at raising awareness and communicating the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to Europeans in 29 countries. In 2016, the exhibition on the topic of technology shifts in health and medicine will be hosted in Bonn for a period of two months.

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The EnRRICH project (Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education) aims to improve the capacity of students and staff in higher education to enhance the involvement of society in the whole research process. By responding to the research needs of society as expressed by civil society organisations (CSOs) the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) shall be embedded in curricula. Bonn Science Shop is part of the project consortium among 12 other partners from 10 different European countries. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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Environmental Theater Group UNWRAPPED

How can we acquaint children, teenagers and adults with environmental problems without making them feeling lectured? With theater! Since 1990 Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e.V. has its own professional drama group, the environmental theater UNWRAPPED.

Leuchtpol – See Energy and Environment in a Different Light

“Leuchtpol - Energie und Umwelt neu erleben!“ with its focus on sustainable development is the largest educational project in the German pre-school system. North Rhine Westphalia’s regional Leuchtpol office is located at Wissenschaftsladen Bonn, which fleshes out the concept for local institutions while also supporting educators on site.  

Online-Financial Consultant: Monetary Resources for Sustainability

The objective of this advisory is to inform agenda-groups, NGOs and municipalities about the funding opportunities that are available on a local, national or EU-level.