In today’s society, scientific and technical knowledge is present in most of the acts and activities of everyday life. However, the diffusion and the overall level of knowledge run at a slower rate than production. Science and technology are integral elements of the culture of individuals and societies and as such his attention.
The studies and surveys on Social Perception of Science and Technology show that the degree of public interest in this kind of issues is high but not the degree of information received signal. Scientific and technical issues, their consequences, risks and benefits are issues on which society wants to be better informed in order to participate.
Science and technology must become more familiar to the public. It is therefore necessary to strengthen its presence not only in formal but also informal spheres. This is the reason why the research group on the dissemination of knowledge established in the Faculty of Education and Humanities of Melilla (Universidad de Granada) under the research project “Towards a Knowledge Society and Information. Public Dissemination of Knowledge in the Autonomous City of Melilla” funded by the Research has been conducted since 2004, not only in favor of the disclosure of science and technology, but also of knowledge in general, a series of activities under the title “Dissemination of Knowledge Week”.
This activity, carried out regularly to coincide with the celebration of the European Week of Science and Technology during the month of November, is intended as a communication channel between knowledge and society, in particular among university as a core source of knowledge and the society in which the center is built, trying to sensitize the population on those aspects of knowledge and in particular of Science and Technology, which affect their daily lives and increase the scientific culture of citizens.
In this paper we present this initiative, science and citizenship. Show activities in each of the Knowledge Dissemination Weeks have been made since 2004, activities (workshops, exhibitions, conferences, roundtables, radio and television talk shows, etc.) aimed at all audiences, from schoolchildren in their first stages of education to adults and the general public, as well as the means to develop them. Their highlight is on the close collaboration between universities and the media with the understanding that both should work hand in hand in order to provide the public with reliable and relevant information.
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University to the city
Science goes out

Carmen Enrique   Profesora titular Universidad de Granada, Jose Manuel Cabo Profesor titular Universidad de Granada

Almudena Marquez   Estudiante Universidad de Granada

In today’s society, scientific and technical knowledge is present in most of the acts and activities of everyday life. However, the diffusion and the overall level of knowledge run at a slower rate than production. Science and technology are integral elements of the culture of individuals and societies and as such his attention.
The studies and surveys on Social Perception of Science and Technology show that the degree of public interest in this kind of issues is high but not the degree of information received signal. Scientific and technical issues, their consequences, risks and benefits are issues on which society wants to be better informed in order to participate.
Science and technology must become more familiar to the public. It is therefore necessary to strengthen its presence not only in formal but also informal spheres. This is the reason why the research group on the dissemination of knowledge established in the Faculty of Education and Humanities of Melilla (Universidad de Granada) under the research project “Towards a Knowledge Society and Information. Public Dissemination of Knowledge in the Autonomous City of Melilla” funded by the Research has been conducted since 2004, not only in favor of the disclosure of science and technology, but also of knowledge in general, a series of activities under the title “Dissemination of Knowledge Week”.
This activity, carried out regularly to coincide with the celebration of the European Week of Science and Technology during the month of November, is intended as a communication channel between knowledge and society, in particular among university as a core source of knowledge and the society in which the center is built, trying to sensitize the population on those aspects of knowledge and in particular of Science and Technology, which affect their daily lives and increase the scientific culture of citizens.
In this paper we present this initiative, science and citizenship. Show activities in each of the Knowledge Dissemination Weeks have been made since 2004, activities (workshops, exhibitions, conferences, roundtables, radio and television talk shows, etc.) aimed at all audiences, from schoolchildren in their first stages of education to adults and the general public, as well as the means to develop them. Their highlight is on the close collaboration between universities and the media with the understanding that both should work hand in hand in order to provide the public with reliable and relevant information.

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