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Project Acronym: PAFSE

Project Name: PAFSE– Partnerships for science education

Activity years: 2021 - 2023

Funding: H2020 - SwafS-01-2018-2019-2020

Budget: 1.455.075,00

Reference: 101006468

Host Institution: Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública

Partners: Universidade do Minho; Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa; Institouto Technologias Ypologistonkai Ekdoseon Diofantos; Panepistimio Ioanninon; Inesc Tec - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência; Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa - Associação; University Of Cyprus; Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza W Poznaniu

Researchers (ISEL):

Professor João Manuel Ferreira Calado - Ciência ID: B518-93E3-E7AB
Professor Nuno Alexandre Soares Domingues (Researcher in charge/ISEL) - Ciência ID: B416-C3B2-2CBF
Professor Nuno Paulo Ferreira Henriques - ORCID: 0000-0003-4994-7636
Professor Nelson Pereira Caetano Marques - ORCID: 0000-0002-2265-5548


PAFSE will contribute to community preparedness to reduce the risk of communicable disease and epidemics. It will do so by establishing partnerships between schools, universities, non-formal education providers, enterprises and civil society organisations and engaging them in efforts to enrich Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education to include public health issues, an understanding of microbes and the value of disease prevention measures in protecting communities. Novel educational provisions engage students aged 12-15 in public discourse events, and a blend of formal and informal activities using digital tools and online teaching-learning environments to develop their competence on project management and collection/analysis/making sense of scientific evidence. The project is innovative in that it makes use of project-based learning and digital learning packages to engage a wide range of actors in addressing public health challenges through in open schooling framework. It will involve more than 3000 students and their families in the project activities. The outcomes will be disseminated to more than 1000 schools.