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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Partners

News

A mission in Cyprus to tackle antimicrobial resistance!   

A mission in Cyprus to tackle antimicrobial resistance!   

Dec 7, 2022
In July 2022, our Multipliers Open Science Community (OSC) in Cyprus started designing the Teaching and Learning Sequence of their Open Schooling approach, and during the first week of October, their three science teachers introduced the crucial topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to 96 8th graders (13-14 years-old) attending the Senior School in Nicosia. As …
Students as Agents of Social Change/MULTIPLIERS & OStogether Inspiration Session

Students as Agents of Social Change/MULTIPLIERS & OStogether Inspiration Session

Oct 20, 2022
What does the school of the future look like? The times when students were considered mere recipients of information are over. Still, schools haven’t fully transitioned yet into a model that strongly encourages student participation, agency and self-efficacy, preparing pupils to tackle real-world challenges. With a focus on science education and sustainability dilemmas, the MULTIPLIERS …