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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News

Why Open Schooling? Different perspectives and Open Schooling in practice

Why Open Schooling? Different perspectives and Open Schooling in practice

Sep 7, 2022
As our sister project PHERECLOS comes to an end, the new PHERECLOS White Book has been published, exploring the concept of Open Schooling and its potential in education. It encourages all parties who have a role in teaching and learning to consider it as a fruitful approach. The White Book discusses the topic of Open …
Exchanging views on science education at the ERIDOB conference in Cyprus

Exchanging views on science education at the ERIDOB conference in Cyprus

Sep 7, 2022
From 29.08.-2.9.2022 the ERIDOB (European Researchers in Didactics of Biology) Conference took place in beautiful Cyprus. Four of our project partners who attended the conference to present their research took the chance to meet in person and exchange ideas about the current Multipliers activities (Universities of Cyprus, Ljubljana, Bonn and Umeå). It was a brilliant …