In developed countries significant investments have been made to improve the scientific culture of populations. Public initiatives include the recruiting of the scientific community and a panoply of out-of-school resources designed to engage people with science. The system develops at different paces according to the socio-economic scenario and political commitment of governments. UK and Portugal provide two examples of promoting structures, Copus and Ciência Viva.

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Public policies for scientific culture - When maturity brings about evaluation

Ana Correia Moutinho   Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

In developed countries significant investments have been made to improve the scientific culture of populations. Public initiatives include the recruiting of the scientific community and a panoply of out-of-school resources designed to engage people with science. The system develops at different paces according to the socio-economic scenario and political commitment of governments. UK and Portugal provide two examples of promoting structures, Copus and Ciência Viva.

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