Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy

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Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy
International Non-Profit Organisation
Founded November 2009
Founder Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
Key people

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Honorary President,

Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, President
Website www.eismd.eu [1]

Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy (EISMD) – formerly known as Atomium Culture AISBL - is an international non-profit organisation bringing together several universities, newspapers and businesses in Europe in the first intersectoral platform to promote knowledge sharing and “out of the box” thinking on issues regarding the development of a European knowledge society.[1][2]

The organisation was launched publicly in 2009 at the European Parliament in Brussels[3] by the former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, now Honorary President and President respectively of Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy.[4]

Mission[edit]

The mission of Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy is to encourage the development of a knowledge society in Europe by increasing the cooperation and dialogue between the institutions engaged, to increase public interest in science and to create an environment to prevent a brain drain from Europe.[3]

History[edit]

In 2006 Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy was formally founded under the Law of Belgium as an International Non-Profit Organisation (Association International Sans But Lucratif).

From 2006 to 2009 Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy developed its start-up engaging universities, newspapers, and research-oriented businesses in Europe.[5] In November 2009 Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy was launched publicly,[6] to coordinate activities with the institutions engaged for the dissemination and knowledge transfer of research.

On 9 November 2009 Giscard d’Estaing and Baracchi Bonvicini signed the European Manifesto of Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy.[2][7][8]

On May 18, 2010, Giscard d’Estaing and Baracchi Bonvicini presented the Report on European Research and Innovation 2020 together with the President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek [9] and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.

REIsearch[edit]

REIsearch is a non-profit European initiative co-funded by the European Commission to demonstrate how a technological tool, coupled to a broad network of leading media, research institutions, researchers, civil society organisations, and citizens, can help policy makers to make better use of current scientific research.

REIsearch launched on February 15, 2016.[10][11] This online platform is designed to connect citizens, researchers and policy makers on topics linked to scientific research and to societal challenges that Europe will face in the years to come.[12]

At launch, REIsearch is running a campaign on chronic disease,[13][14][15] which runs for five weeks. The results of this campaign will be presented to the European Parliament and European Commission at the end of April 2016.


Structure[edit]

The Advisory Board [16] is composed of representatives from each sector engaged in the permanent platform.

The Scientific Committee [17] is composed of professors from the universities engaged in the platform.

The Editorial Committee [18] is composed of Chief Science Editors from five of the newspapers engaged.

The Executive Board [19] is the main decision making body, setting the goals and making the necessary decisions, taking into account the advice of the Advisory Board.

The Management Team [20] is responsible for the management of the daily activities, of maintaining the relations with the actors engaged in the permanent platform and the coordination of the joint activities.

The Editing Office [21] is responsible for facilitating the communication of the innovative research selected.

The Presidency [22] ensures the moral and ethical continuity of the project. It addresses its advice to the Executive Board. The Presidency is composed of the Honorary President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and the President Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini.

References[edit]

As of 16 February 2016, this article is derived in whole or in part from Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy. The copyright holder has licensed the content in a manner that permits reuse under CC BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL. All relevant terms must be followed. The original text was at "About Atomium".

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  2. ^ a b "Atomium Culture: Bienenstock der Intelligenz - Atomium Culture". FAZ. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  3. ^ a b "27/11/2009 Official launch of platform for European excellence". Europolitics.info. 2009-11-27. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Presidency | Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy". Atomiumculture.eu. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  5. ^ "About A.C. | Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy". Atomiumculture.eu. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Researchers to share success in Europe | News | Edinburgh Global". Ed.ac.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2011-12-13. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Manifesto in English
  8. ^ "Plataforma para la excelencia · ELPAÍS.com". Elpais.com. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  9. ^ "Agenda of Prof. Buzek | Jerzy Buzek". Buzek.pl. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  10. ^ "A bridge between citizens, researchers and health policies". El Pais. 2016-02-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  11. ^ "Connecting Science and Society". Mendeley. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  12. ^ "Want to have a say in European health policy? Take our survey". The Irish Times. 2016-02-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  13. ^ "REIsearch platform connects researchers with citizens, media and policymakers". Elsevier. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  14. ^ "What should policymakers do to curb people suffering?". Frankfurter Allgemeine. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  15. ^ "Coordinated Fight Chronic Disease". Der Standard. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  16. ^ "Advisory Board". Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  17. ^ "Scientific Committee". Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  18. ^ "Editorial Committee". Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  19. ^ "Executive Board". Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  20. ^ "Management Team". Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  21. ^ "Editing Office". Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  22. ^ "Presidency". Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 

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