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The EU-funded ERC = SCIENCESQUARED project took up the challenge of communicating the achievements of frontier research funded by the EU’s European Research Council, developing a wide range of tools to take science out of the laboratory and into public spaces.

Across many countries in Europe, citizens discovered, in their language, how 'cool' science is through story-telling, workshops and hands-on activities in science and natural history museums, shopping centres and at science festivals, science-cafés with researchers in university campuses and other public places.

Events in science museums within the ECSITE network, one of the project's partners, attract a large number of visitors, especially younger ones who can engage with the latest scientific discoveries through FabLab activities. 

The project has also created a pop-up stand that has travelled to eight European countries, a website with interactive articles, a YouTube channel, a popular Twitter account, and a range of printed materials, such as posters and postcards, which have been translated into Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, French, German, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovenian.

All the themed packages will be used beyond the end of the project in March 2019 to inspire public interest in science, show how it benefits society, and build broader support for funding breakthrough science.

The EU-funded ERC = SCIENCESQUARED project took up the challenge of communicating the achievements of frontier research funded by the EU’s European Research Council, developing a wide range of tools to take science out of the laboratory and into public spaces.

Across many countries in Europe, citizens discovered, in their language, how 'cool' science is through story-telling, workshops and hands-on activities in science and natural history museums, shopping centres and at science festivals, science-cafés with researchers in university campuses and other public places.

The project has also created a pop-up stand that has travelled to eight European countries, a website with interactive articles, a YouTube channel, a popular Twitter account, and a range of printed materials, such as posters and postcards, which have been translated into Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, French, German, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovenian.

All the themed packages will be used beyond the end of the project in March 2019 to inspire public interest in science, show how it benefits society, and build broader support for funding breakthrough science.

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