The scientific research, technological development and innovation have become the mainstay of the economic and productive structures of contemporary societies. For that reason, it's increasingly necessary a status of state policy for the science and technology in Ibero-American countries.

Public policies in science and technology should be directed to the solution of national problems. Therefore, we must promote a closer and permanent relationship between citizenship, scientists and authorities responsible for setting public policy. To achieve this, it's necessary to develop a National Program of Public Communication of Science and Technology, which also must consider the impact of migration processes.

Through this paper will be presented progress on the development of this Program in Ecuador. It will highlight the contribution of the National Program of "Postgraduate in Public Communication of Science and Technology", for the promotion of scientific culture, in order to increase citizen participation and transparency in decision-making on public policies science, technology and innovation. This program is based on Science and technology Studies (STS) and proposes the application of a democratic model of communication. It is also considering the experience, contribution and international scope that is generated by the continuing migration of people.

The analysis proposed in this paper is developed from experiences of implementation of the Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Ecuador, Spain and Mexico. It also highlights the contributions of the Medical Anthropology and Public Communication of Science and Technology.

This proposal began to consolidate in Ecuador, after the implementation of a postgraduate program; the aim of which is to contribute to the strengthening of the "National System of Science, Technology and Innovation" in this country. With the active participation of professionals who are studing this Postgraduate we plan to impact positively into the development of policies to strengthen this system economically, legally and institutionally.

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Influence of migration on the scientific and technological development of Ibero-American countries

María de los Angeles Erazo Pesántez   Universiteit Van Amsterdam

The scientific research, technological development and innovation have become the mainstay of the economic and productive structures of contemporary societies. For that reason, it's increasingly necessary a status of state policy for the science and technology in Ibero-American countries.

Public policies in science and technology should be directed to the solution of national problems. Therefore, we must promote a closer and permanent relationship between citizenship, scientists and authorities responsible for setting public policy. To achieve this, it's necessary to develop a National Program of Public Communication of Science and Technology, which also must consider the impact of migration processes.

Through this paper will be presented progress on the development of this Program in Ecuador. It will highlight the contribution of the National Program of "Postgraduate in Public Communication of Science and Technology", for the promotion of scientific culture, in order to increase citizen participation and transparency in decision-making on public policies science, technology and innovation. This program is based on Science and technology Studies (STS) and proposes the application of a democratic model of communication. It is also considering the experience, contribution and international scope that is generated by the continuing migration of people.

The analysis proposed in this paper is developed from experiences of implementation of the Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Ecuador, Spain and Mexico. It also highlights the contributions of the Medical Anthropology and Public Communication of Science and Technology.

This proposal began to consolidate in Ecuador, after the implementation of a postgraduate program; the aim of which is to contribute to the strengthening of the "National System of Science, Technology and Innovation" in this country. With the active participation of professionals who are studing this Postgraduate we plan to impact positively into the development of policies to strengthen this system economically, legally and institutionally.

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