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

New video: a tour of the MULTIPLIERS Open Science Communities

New video: a tour of the MULTIPLIERS Open Science Communities

May 9, 2023
Watch our new video to get an impression of our first year of activities!
Should we ban antibiotics for flu treatment? A role-play activity at Cyprus’ sCYence fair

Should we ban antibiotics for flu treatment? A role-play activity at Cyprus’ sCYence fair

Apr 20, 2023
In Cyprus, our Open Science Community (OSC) is experimenting with different teaching methods to increase societal awareness about AMR, a topic of high social complexity and of difficult resolution.
On World Water Day, Reggio Emilia students present exhibition on historical water systems

On World Water Day, Reggio Emilia students present exhibition on historical water systems

Mar 28, 2023
One of MULTIPLIERS’ learning projects in the region of Reggio Emilia was the topic of a video published by the news portal Reggionline on the occasion of World Water Day. The portal interviewed Arturo Bertoldi (Eduiren) and Paola Semeghini (partner school Blaise Pascal) on the Multipliers learning project on clean water and sanitation, which required …
Students in the lab

Opening students’ perspectives to science careers

Feb 23, 2023
The first round of MULTIPLIERS in Germany is dedicated to the topic of vaccination, with a focus on HPV and Covid-19, as well the immunological and ethical aspects of the vaccines. But raising awareness about the infection and promoting science learning are not the only goals of the project. Through visits to authentic settings and …