Horizon Europe (2021 - 2027)

European Science in the City and Euroscience Open Forum – Katowice 2024: KTW.Science

Last update: May 22, 2024 Last update: May 22, 2024


Start Date:Dec 1, 2023
End Date:May 31, 2025
Contract value: EUR 2,000,000
Sectors:Research, Science & Innovation Research, Science & Innovation
Date posted:May 22, 2024

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HORIZON.4.2 - Reforming and enhancing the European R&I System 
HORIZON.4.2.6 - Careers and universities

Topic(s): HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ESOF-IBA - European Science in the City next generation

Call for proposal: HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ESOF-IBA

Funding Scheme: HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions

Grant agreement ID: 101146726


The project aims to build a Real City of Science in which: 1) science becomes the foundation for the method of managing and creating changes; 2) research work is seriously taken into consideration in the processes designed to implement changes; 3) science is an element and the driving force of transformation intended to improve the quality of life; 4) universities are a public good. This four missions will be implemented in Katowice by the end of 2024 together by the City of Katowice and the the Academic Consortium Katowice – City of Science, consisting of: Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice, Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, University of Economics in Katowice, Silesian University of Technology, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, and University of Silesia in Katowice (leader of the consortium). The direct goal is to use science and higher education as a tool for transformation of the the City and region in order to improve the quality of life for the inhabitants and to ensure dynamic development thorought the region of Silesia. We do not see the European City of Science 2024 title as an end in itself, but as a key step towards building Katowice as a Real City of Science – an agile, networked science centre operating across the whole of the city. Celebrations of the European City of Science 2024 provide an excellent opportunity to “disseminate” the City of Science concept, using this event as a base to create a real legacy project for the city itself and for all of Silesia. We are opening up our universities to create a world-class programme of societal engagement with science, technology and innovation. We are transforming Katowice into a city-wide science centre, generating unique possibilities and reinforcing competencies for the future of Silesia, Poland and Europe.

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