Participation International memberships and cooperation
The Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem participates in the following projects:
The projects are sponsored and funded by the European Commission
Hypatia will bring about lasting change in the way schools, science museums, research institutions and industry engage teenage girls in STEM across Europe. Bringing these stakeholders together with gender experts and teenagers themselves, Hypatia will develop, pilot and disseminate a unique modular toolkit of activities and guidelines for engaging teenagers in STEM in a gender-inclusive way. These innovative activities, based on existing European good practices, will be implemented in 14 EU countries and further afield, in schools, science museums and by institutions in research and industry, thanks to hubs of stakeholders strengthened through the project. The activities will have a central focus on gender-inclusive ways of communicating STEM, empowering teenage girls and exploring the range of skills that are needed for the great variety of STEM studies and careers open to young people. The Hypatia hubs will provide a sustainable basis for these activities to be carried out on the long term, with a focus on dissemination through networks and stakeholder engagement allowing the project impact to multiply.
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The European Researchers' Nights are dedicated to and . They are a unique opportunity to meet researchers, talk to them, and find out , in interactive and engaging ways. This can be through hands-on experiments, science shows, learning activities for children, guided visits of research labs, science quizzes, games, competitions with researchers and more.
The European Researchers' Night takes place every year all over Europe and in Israel during the month of September. In 2017 the event will be held on
The events are supported by the European Commission as part of the under the theme of 'Our World in the Year 2050'., which is an EU programme to boost European research careers. In Israel the event is also sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space and unites 15 members including academic and research institutions and science.
The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a European Commission Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship. The HBP aims to put in place a cutting-edge, ICT-based scientific Research Infrastructure for brain research, cognitive neuroscience and brain-inspired computing. The Project promotes collaboration across the globe, and is committed to driving forward European industry. 130 research institutions from around the globe participate in this mega project together with one science museum…
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NANO2ALL is a 3,5-year-long European dialogue project that aims to contribute to the establishment of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) practices in the field of nanotechnology. It is focused on transparent co-production of knowledge through inclusive and participatory approaches, including national and EU-level dialogue sessions that engage both citizens and relevant stakeholders.
Funded by the European Commission and led by SPI (Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação), the NANO2ALL project addresses the “societal engagement on responsible nanotechnology” topic of the Call for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015. In the past, various other engagement projects, public surveys and deliberative experiments related to nanotechnology have been performed. NANO2ALL will build on these activities to reach one step further by actually constructing an innovation agenda together with citizens and stakeholders, which translates into a roadmap towards responsible trajectories in research and innovation in the field of nanotechnology.
The main aim of NANO2ALL is to contribute to the responsible development of nanotechnology by establishing a European-wide sustainable platform for mutual learning and informed dialogue among all citizens and stakeholders involved in the co-production of knowledge. The project will yield insights into effective ways of enhancing societal engagement in responsible nanotechnology, and will illuminate the societal needs, expectations and concerns that should be taken into account in future nanotechnology innovation trajectories. The project website is an online-tool which documents the NANO2ALL process and provides open data access to the results of the project’s activities.
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OSOS (Open Schools for Open Societies) is a 3 year long project (2017-2020) partnering 12 European countries, which will develop and implement together a model which will promote and enhance schools as eco-systems encouraging innovation. The schools will be a common sites for local leadership, industry and businesses, stakeholders, teachers and students, who will be sharing responsibilities and will act together to expand the 'Science Capital and the civil responsibility of the community.
Past projects initiated and supported by the European Commission
An educational project initiated and headed by the museum and funded by the European Union aims to support the teaching of science and technology in elementary schools throughout Europe. During the course of this three year project, teaching materials will be developed on engineering subjects, and advanced training courses will be held for science teachers. The project will be conducted in twelve European countries, with the participation of twenty-six formal and informal educational institutions. They include science museums, schools, and universities. ENGINEER is based on an existing model, developed by Boston Science Museum, with the aim of encouraging boys and girls in elementary schools to focus on science and technology studies. It presents them with challenges and assignments that are relevant to their daily lives. The budget for the project is 3.1 million Euros. The project is now getting underway.
Towards Women In Science & Technology
This project, which partners the museum with six European science museums, aims to encourage girls to choose to study science and technology. The museum operates Twisty, a shrewd and witty virtual doll who talks to visitors, challenging their preconceptions about the ability of women and girls to be involved in the spheres of science and technology.
Get to know your unconscious thought patterns. Is your world view influenced by prejudice?
Places – reinforcing Jerusalem’s position as a city of research
By developing activities and holding events Jerusalem is strengthening its position as a city of science and research. More than sixty representative cities of European communities are participating in this comprehensive European project, which is headed by ECSITE, the association of European science museums, and EUSEA, the European Science Events Association.
ACCESS , Science on Segways - Jerusalem Science Week March 2013
Studio-Lab – between science and art
This project promotes cooperation between scientists and artists in the fields of synthetic biology, social communications, and water. The museum will send young artists and researchers to attend seminars in Europe, and will host an exhibition of the results of their joint efforts.
The Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem is a member of the following organizations