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Representatives of various civic institutions of ECC showed the attendees the activities and resources planned for the academic year 2015-16.

PCB presents Research In Society Program as part of offer of activities of School Activities Program for the 2015- 2016 school year

Yesterday, the Parc Cientific de Barcelona presented at Cosmocaixa the proposals in the field of dissemination of science for the next school year of its Research in Society program as part of the School Activities Programme 2015-206 (acronym in Spanish PAE) of the Pedagogical Co-ordination Council, promoted by the Barcelona City Council, through the Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education. The workshop, aimed at teachers, was aimed at bringing together professionals teaching at institutions that are part of the CCP -a network composed of 147 entities Barcelona- in order to provide them with first-hand information of educational proposals that are at their disposal in the city.

In its capacity as a member of the Education Coordination Council, the Parc Cientific de Barcelona presented activities such as’ Discover research!, ‘Do Research! and the Fair ‘Live Research’ framed within the Research In Society program, an initiative launched in 2003 with the aim of improving the scientific culture of citizens and encourage scientific vocations among young individuals. Currently, the program includes more than 80 activities aimed at the educational community and the general public where about 5,000 people participate each year.

The School Activities Program is framed in the plan of the educational use of the city in order to eliminate the boundaries of the school space and turn the city into a ‘classroom’. The project contemplates a total of 4,800 activities to be available to child educational centers from kindergarten, primary, secondary and higher education grades. The program will encompass a very wide range of subjects: music and performing arts, film, visual arts, participation and solidarity culture, natural environment and environmental education, science and technology, education, mobility, health and risk prevention, physical education, access to information, service providers, media, municipal services, public transport and historical knowledge.

The presentation ceremony of the offer of activities and resources of the SAP for the 2015-16 school year was chaired by the Councillor for Education and Universities, Raimundo Viejo, accompanied by the Director of Cosmocaixa Barcelona, Lluís Noguera. Throughout the course of the event, representatives of various civic institutions of ECC showed the attendees the activities and resources planned for the academic year 2015-16. During the event, various talks and activities were held also in different areas and scenarios at Cosmocaixa.

The Councillor for Education and Universities, Raimundo Viejo, in his first public event since he assumed office, described the activities as “a pillar of the classical conception of the public education system.” According to Viejo “The amount of planned activities is spectacular”. The Councilman insists that education is a priority of the new municipal government that is firmly committed to understand the city as an “educating city”.

More information about ‘Research in Society’ program of PCB [+]