When setting up a Science Shop there are many decisions that need to be taken about how the Science Shop will operate. How will it be staffed and funded? Where will it be located? Who will carry out the projects? Will it have a thematic focus and what type of projects will it carry out?
Improved knowledge. Increased awareness. New/strengthened relationships. These are the three main types of impacts that Science Shops have on their communities, identified in a new report by the EU Horizon 2020 SciShops.eu project.
Awareness of science shops and community-based participatory research is much higher in Western Europe, than in other parts of Europe. Researchers are more likely to be familiar with these concepts than community organisations, the main beneficiaries, too. These are some of the results of a survey conducted by SciShops, a new Horizon 2020 project promoting