MULTIPLIERS year-end event in Bonn

We are excited to share highlights from our MULTIPLIERS year-end event that took place on December 5, 2023, at the University of Bonn. Among the attendees were the local Open Science Community as well as individuals from informal educational institutions, universities, museums, media, and policy makers. Annette Scheersoi, as the project coordinator, presented an overview …

Cyprus OSC featured in World Health Organisation (WHO) campaign on antimicrobial resistance

To inspire people and professionals across the WHO European Region, the World Health Organisation is sharing stories of #AMR (antimicrobial resistance) throughout the coming year as part of a special campaign. Together they are breaking the silence and raising awareness about the increasing and serious threat of antimicrobial resistance. The work of the MULTIPLIERS Open Science Community …

Students use their imagination to design smart, sustainable products from forest materials

By Lina Varg and Christina Ottander, Umeå University The MULTIPLIERS partners from Umeå, Sweden, are working with the theme Forest use vs forest protection, which includes a great deal of complexities, and involves different stakeholders’ perspectives. Forests contribute to society in a multitude of ways. In Sweden, apart from providing a space for recreation, reindeer …

Touch and smell the forest! The teaching material Skogslabbet is used for a workshop at SciFest in Uppsala, Sweden

By Lina Varg and Christina Ottander, Umeå University Society benefits from the forests’ contribution of a variety of services such as wood production, climate control, and spaces for recreation. However, the different stakeholder perspectives could lead to conflicts of interest which need to be considered with regard to economical, ecological, cultural and social aspects. Umeå …

Antimicrobial Resistance #1 – What do you think about AMR? Stakeholders’ views

This activity explores AMR from the perspective of different stakeholders in order to document the issue, elaborate on the challenges to be addressed and practice critical thinking. Authentic media items are provided to students, representing the positions of different societal actors. The goal is to raise awareness of the issue and reflect on the credibility of the information using an information literacy test. It is important to note that the activity is introduced after an initial brainstorming to get students familiar with basic facts and knowledge related to bacteria, antibiotics and resistance.

Sharing insights with the Open Schooling Community

By Èlia Tena, UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona) In the first semester of 2023, the MULTIPLIERS project approach and core concepts were presented at different international Open Schooling conferences. In May 2023, the MULTIPLIERS project perspective was introduced as part of the IV ETE conference (Educating the Educators conference) in the Netherlands. In this event …