A pan-European Scientists’ Community Promoting an Open Science in an Open World

This is the title of the 2nd Homo scientificus europaeus Meeting of EuroScientist. Welcome on May 16 in Barcelona at the Ateneu Barcelones from 10 am to 6:15 pm. The meeting is co-organised by Scientists Dating Forum and the Marie Curie Alumni Association. It is supported by La Caixa Obra Social and Telapolis.

You can assist to this meeting directly or follow the live streaming:

You are also welcome to visit the Facebook event.

There are two major issues to be discussed during the meeting.

We first need to plan ways of efficiently join all the forces of the grassroots associations of scientists throughout Europe. The idea is to get organised towards the creation of the Homo scientificus europaeus’ cloud in close contact with EuroScience. Participants of the EU-located satellite Marches (referenced here) are obviously concerned. Sharing views and stimulating bottom-up debates from scientists’ communities will lead to more concertation and motivation within the European Union about the future of Science, Research and Innovation. Being a post-March event, it will host great thoughts that have emerged from April 22.

Once this cloud —which will be the basis of our networking activity— is established, it needs to be used for our collective action to be brought closer to our civil society in promoting an Open Science in an Open World. At EuroScientist and EuroScience, we are already involved in the development of a public debate in that direction. Many indicators are suggesting that a bottom-up self-organised collaborative approaches could ultimately drive research in a different way than we are used to, thus bypassing the competitive model that drives research and innovation. Moreover, more partnership is required between scientists and citizens facing the huge challenges needed to secure our common good as well as our destiny.

These topics and the emergence of the Hse cloud are great issues that will be presented at ESOF 2018 in Toulouse.

We hope to see you there!

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