“DEBATE SCIENCE! Youth Parliament” project is for the third time coordinated by Intersection in Serbia, as the continuation of “European Students Parliament: Debate Science!” project. This successful project aimed at promoting evidence based policies and involvement of young people in democratic processes is recognized by the European institutions and selected for funding by the EC DG R&I H2020 programme.
This year, too, Intersection organises, in cooperation with the team from the University of Belgrade School of Electrical Engineering, and under the auspices of the Center for the Promotion of Science, numerous activities within the project “Robotisation of Serbia”, aimed to draw robotics and engineering closer to the youth, especially in the interior of Serbia.
Intersection in cooperation with National Science Foundation (NSF) started the preparation of the framework for the widening of research and innovation collaboration between Serbia and the USA at the end of 2016.
Intersection is involved in Horizon 2020 NUCLEUS project that investigates how to make Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) a reality in universities and research institutions. The answers to the questions like: what institutional barriers prevent these organisations from engaging with their stakeholders to align research with society’s needs and how can these obstacles be overcome, will give the directions for the establishment of the first Embedded Nucleus in Serbia, being one out of 30 international NUCLEUS test sites.
Intersection joined GENERA project (Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area) as the observer partner and serves as the contact to SEE region. GENERA is a Horizon 2020 project aiming at continuing, monitoring and improving the Gender Equality Plans of Research Institutions and Organisations specifically in the physics research field. These three actions аrе performed by a Consortium of 13 beneficiary partner Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations and a number of associate partners and observers.
Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialog) from Berlin has initiated the European Student Parliaments project with the aim to strengthen the dialogue between students of 16 to 19 years and scientific researchers in Europe. This project that promotes and popularizes science in Europe is jointly organized in Serbia by the Centre for Science and Innovation and Wissenschaft im Dialog from autumn 2015 to spring 2016.
The science camp “Viminacium” is held during the summer holiday in the archaeological and paleontological site Viminacium. The camp is organized by the Centre for Science and Innovation Intersection in cooperation with renowned scientific and educational institutions: the Archaeological Institute SANU, the Mathematical Institute of SANU and the Centre for New Technologies.