|Newcastle Science City Community Engagement Project|
Newcastle CVS involvement in the Science City Community Engagement Project has come to an end. The other CEP partners will still be delivering some activities until the project closes in October 2012.
What is Newcastle Science City?
Newcastle is proud to be one of only six designated Science Cities in the UK. Newcastle Science City's ambition is to ensure that Newcastle is synonymous across the world with excellence in the three scientific fields of
As a Science City, the overall vision is to continue to build the city's profile as a world leader in science, and bring social and economic benefits to Newcastle and its residents through science.
The Community Engagement Project of Newcastle Science City
One important strand of Newcastle Science City was the Community Engagement Project (CEP). The CEP was delivered in partnership by Newcastle CVS, Centre West and Newcastle Futures. The CEP continued until September 2012.
The CEP worked directly with residents, community groups and the voluntary sector in Newcastle upon Tyne and included people from the hardest to reach, most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
The aim of the CEP was to help raise awareness of the exciting developments in science and innovation happening in the city and the benefits this brings to residents.
What do we mean by science?
We know that the word 'science' means many things to different people. In fact many of us do not feel we relate to the world of science and as a result pay little attention to it. Yet the CEP recognises that 'science' is not simply a subject taught at school or a topic restricted to researchers, academics and hard core scientists. Science influences policy and brings a number of economic, social and environmental benefits to all.
What did Newcastle CVS do?
Newcastle CVS worked mainly with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) to
Want to get involved?
If you would like to know more about the Community Engagement Project email
or phone him on 0191 235 7023.