MULTIPLIERS promotes Open Schooling across Europe, a new way to learn that makes science more meaningful and directly relevant to everyday life & real-world challenges

Why MULTIPLIERS?

Science is one of the pillars of modern society, and as such, is deeply interwoven with societal and environmental challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. In schools, however, it is often presented to students in an abstract way, lacking practical context. To make science more tangible and appealing, the MULTIPLIERS Horizon 2020 project is establishing novel Open Science Communities (OSCs), expanding opportunities for science learning in collaboration with schools, universities, informal education providers, museums, local associations, industry, civil society, policymakers and media across six European countries.

Initially, OSCs will be set up in Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. These communities will develop science projects with real-life challenges as starting points to be implemented in schools. Students will interact with a broad spectrum of science experts, jointly working on science-based solutions for societal and environmental issues. Via open community events and activities, they will then share their findings and experiences with their families and communities, acting as science multipliers.

Air pollution

Considering how to improve cities’ air quality by collecting and analysing data.

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Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Studying different ecosystem services and their value for human health and societal well-being.

Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Vaccination

Vaccination

Looking deeper into the examples of a series of vaccination programmes and discussing their benefits and consequences.

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Anti-microbial resistance

Anti-microbial resistance

Learning how we can better deal with bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

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Forest use vs. forest protection

Forest use vs. forest protection

Exploring different economic, ecological, cultural, and social perspectives on forests.

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Clean water and sanitation

Clean water and sanitation

Engaging schools and communities to increase their scientific understanding of water management and sustainability.

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Biodiversity and agriculture

Protecting biodiversity while ensuring food security for people.

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Partners

News

Young People at the Forefront of the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

Young People at the Forefront of the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

May 13, 2024
By Dr. Irene Drymiotou, Researcher, Learning in Science Group – University of Cyprus The second awareness-raising campaign on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) concluded successfully at the Nicosia Mall of Cyprus on 7 April, 2024. The event was organized by the Learning in Science Group (LSG) of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with The Junior and …
Roll the dice! New MULTIPLIERS board game on antimicrobial resistance

Roll the dice! New MULTIPLIERS board game on antimicrobial resistance

Apr 23, 2024
By Èlia Tena, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona As part of the MULTIPLIERS project in Barcelona, a dice game was co-created by the local Open Schooling Community (OSC) to enhance pupils’ understanding of antimicrobial resistance. The game was designed to make the topic more accessible and engaging to 14-16 year old students, touching upon complex issues …