ESCIENTIAL project, conceived to enhance the European value of the Genova Science Festival (held each autumn in Genova, Italy), proved itself effective in favouring cooperation in the field of Science communication between EU States. During the first phase of this project, in 2004, important results were obtained: Presentation in Genova, during the Festival period, contributions from European centres/museums/institutions active in science diffusion.

Comparison of theories and techniques of science communication during a Workshop addressed to professionals (animators, staff of museums/science centres, communicators).

The project had a great success, due to the fact that several high quality exhibitions have been accessible to public at the same time. On the other way, if it has been a great oppommity for Italy, it was less helpful for the other involved countries. For this reason, in ESCIENTIAL Itinerant Events, (granted by EU for 2006) a new strategy is foreseen, aimed at turning the events presented in Genova into itinerant exhibitions to be brought around Europe: the Festival can be seen as a showcase to present and test exhibits/laboratories/conferences: the most successful of them will become itinerant and will be brought to other EU Science Centres. Thus we will encourage:

- the cultural exchange among the partners involved and the share of resources;

- the mobility of professional personal as animators, staff of museums/science centres and communicators out of their countries and the improvement of their skills;

- the scientific education in less favoured countries, with special attention to the new entries in

EU.

Finally, we stress the importance of the role of scientific animators: we think it would be helpful the creation of European/International training centres to properly exploit this professionals; and we guess our project could open the road for a future cooperation in this direction between States, and not only in Europe.

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Escientlal i.f. project
Truning laborator ies/exhibitions presented at the genova science festival into itinerant initiatives, favouring the access to educational resources in less favoured countries

Silvia Merlino   INFM-CNR and Department of Physics of Parma University

Marco Bianuccii   INFM-CNR and Department of Physics of Parma University

Roberto Fieschi   INFM-CNR and Department of Physics of Parma University

ESCIENTIAL project, conceived to enhance the European value of the Genova Science Festival (held each autumn in Genova, Italy), proved itself effective in favouring cooperation in the field of Science communication between EU States. During the first phase of this project, in 2004, important results were obtained: Presentation in Genova, during the Festival period, contributions from European centres/museums/institutions active in science diffusion.

Comparison of theories and techniques of science communication during a Workshop addressed to professionals (animators, staff of museums/science centres, communicators).

The project had a great success, due to the fact that several high quality exhibitions have been accessible to public at the same time. On the other way, if it has been a great oppommity for Italy, it was less helpful for the other involved countries. For this reason, in ESCIENTIAL Itinerant Events, (granted by EU for 2006) a new strategy is foreseen, aimed at turning the events presented in Genova into itinerant exhibitions to be brought around Europe: the Festival can be seen as a showcase to present and test exhibits/laboratories/conferences: the most successful of them will become itinerant and will be brought to other EU Science Centres. Thus we will encourage:

- the cultural exchange among the partners involved and the share of resources;

- the mobility of professional personal as animators, staff of museums/science centres and communicators out of their countries and the improvement of their skills;

- the scientific education in less favoured countries, with special attention to the new entries in

EU.

Finally, we stress the importance of the role of scientific animators: we think it would be helpful the creation of European/International training centres to properly exploit this professionals; and we guess our project could open the road for a future cooperation in this direction between States, and not only in Europe.

A copy of the full paper has not yet been submitted.

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