Science and Society
The “Science and Society” theme within the European Research Area supports activities that bring together policy-makers, researchers, and citizens. The European Commission is making efforts to take science out of the lab and into the public arena.
The Science and Society action plan was originally agreed by the European Commission in 2001. Full details of the original plan are available on the European Commission's website.
Main areas of focus of the Science and Society action are:
• Science and governance
• Scientific awareness
• Youth and science
• Women & science
Many projects have been funded as part of the Science and Society action.
The European Science Education Initiative has been a major part of Science and Society, and has led to the creation of the Nucleus project cluster.