The general objective of the thematic network 'Improving Science Shop Networking' (ISSNET) is to give citizens around Europe better access to scientific information and exper-tise. The demand-driven approach of science shops contributes to this objective and offers citizens a tool to contribute in the science and society debate. Sharing the expertise of exist-ing science shops and support for the development of new science shops by improving the networking of science shops will advance citizens' participation in the dialogue between sci-ence and society. An international science shop network will be an instrument to link or initi-ate local or regional initiatives. In this way it will advance the outreach, size and impact of the contribution of science shops to citizens' access to scientific information, knowledge and ex-pertise. Activities of ISSNET contribute to the start, set up, and maintenance of an interna-tional science shop network. ISSNET will also develop collaborative relationships with sci-ence shop-like institutions and networks inside and outside of Europe.
|Effective start/end date||01/02/2003 → 01/12/2005|