Science, schools and society
In order to expand cooperation between science, schools and society and to increase networking activities the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) supports numerous initiatives and programmes at the interface between science and research. Pupils and citizens are provided with numerous possibilities to participate in science and research.
The area of cooperation between science and schools has been established at the OeAD in the "Public Science" department. It consists of the research programme Sparkling Science, the Young Science Centre and the ZCentre for Citizen Science. Das Zentrum für Citizen Science soll als Informations- und Servicestelle für Forscher/innen, Bürger/innen und Expert/innen unterschiedlicher Fachgebiete fungieren und die interessierte Community über Österreich hinaus vernetzen.