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

What limits bacterial growth? Barcelona students find out with new MULTIPLIERS test kit

What limits bacterial growth? Barcelona students find out with new MULTIPLIERS test kit

Apr 18, 2024
This school year, the MULTIPLIERS Open Science Community (OSC) in Barcelona is focusing on the topic of Antimicrobial Resistance (ARM), integrating a newly developed educational program into science classes in five high schools: escola Tecnos, IE Feixes, INS Narcisa Freixas i Cruells, Vedruna Gràcia, and INS Ca n’Oriac.
New video: Marteloscopes as outdoor classrooms

New video: Marteloscopes as outdoor classrooms

Mar 21, 2024
Outdoor classes are a great way to get students excited about forests. But did you know teachers can use tablets and new media in forestry training sites too? Watch the video and learn all about the training sessions our students had with experts from the European Forest Institute in a “marteloscope” site in Bonn, Germany.