Science Shops in Central and Eastern Europe
Science shops were founded in the Netherlands in the 1970s to connect research capabilities of universities with the knowledge needs of civil society organizations that lack the resources to do their own research. They have since spread around the world, including two science shops created in China in late 2006 and 2007. Loka is a member and helped create Living Knowledge -- The International Science Shop Network (www.livingknowledge.org) that connects these activities and holds biennial conferences. We currently are working with science shops in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania to understand the unique civil society circumstances in those countries and how they affect and are affected by science shops. Please view the LK3 Proposal.
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