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Release time:2020-01-07

Wissenschaft im Dialog, Germany (WiD)

Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue, WiD) promotes discussion and exchange about research in Germany. We organise dialogue events, exhibitions and competitions, and develop new formats for science communication. Our focus lies on current scientific themes, as well as on society’s expectations of and perceptions of science. We work on the strategic development of science communication and its evaluation.

Wissenschaft im Dialog was founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. We are supported by all major scientific organisations in Germany and work with a number of philanthropic foundations. Many WiD projects are supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Wissenschaft im Dialog is committed to promoting science communication throughout Germany – with all social groups involved. Scientific knowledge influences our daily lives including how we work, eat, travel and live. Advances in new technologies are a decisive factor in economic prosperity, and research and development projects are often publicly funded.

Science and research can be exciting and fascinating, and can also inspire the career choices of young people. Our goal is to enhance the value of science as part of a democratic society and to enable citizens to reflect on scientific facts and make informed decisions.

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  • Federation of Associations for Science and Technology, Italy (FAST)

    Established in Milan in 1897, FAST is a non-profit, independent organization that represents 31 national scientific and technical associations with about 42,000 members of industry, research, technology and the liberal professions.

    FAST, has the objective of spreading scientific culture by offering technical services at national level, promoting public and private initiatives of advanced training and professional education and participating in European innovation projects, offering support for sector studies and for the dissemination of results of projects at European level. Thanks to the competencies and expertise of the associations belonging to FAST network, the Federation is able to address significant stakeholders at regional and national level and to guarantee a permanent liaison with the most relevant EU industrial and research networks.

    FAST built long-standing knowledge and experience in managing project dissemination and communication activities, developing project Dissemination and Communication Plans and divulgating project results to a variety of target audience included general public.

    FAST values very much the dissemination of science to young generations; since 1989 FAST is the National Organizer of EUCYS - European Union Contest for Young Scientists every year selecting the best Italian talents to be sent to Competitions around the world. FAST promoted the birth and is founding member of scientific Associations such as UGIS - Union of Italian Scientific Journalists and H2IT – Italian Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell.

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  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)

    NIBIO, the Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research, is to contribute to food security and safety, sustainable resource management, innovation and value creation through research and knowledge production within food, forestry and other biobased industries. NIBIO is aiming to be the leading Norwegian institution for the development of knowledge within the field of bioeconomy.

    NIBIO delivers research, managerial support and knowledge for use in national preparedness, as well as for businesses and society. Approximately 700 employees are present in all parts of the country. The institute has extensive international cooperation, and projects in many parts of the world. NIBIO is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food as an administrative agency with special authorization.

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  • Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations of Ukraine (USEAU)

    Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations of Ukraine (USEAU) is the oldest technical federation in the country. The first engineering clubs appeared on the South of Ukraine in the mid of 19th century. They appeared by the initiative of world known scientist Prof. Dmytrij Mendeleev (Table of chemical elements).

    USEAU was the largest and the most important technical federation in the country during Soviet Union time. Our main initiative is to implement European/international system of certification of engineers in our country. Our initiative is supported by the government (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ministry of education and science of Ukraine, State Space Agency of Ukraine and etc.), by leading universities and industry, by more than 40 local technical federations. USEAU is the member of WFEO and FEANI.

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