Communication and dissemination are the key to involving the public in the knowledge generated by research and bringing them closer to science.
For this reason, Barcelona Science and Universities promotes various initiatives in collaboration with all kinds of institutions and organisations to strengthen the link between science and society. Examples include major events such as the City and Science Biennial and the Science Festival.
City and Science Biennial
The City and Science Biennial brings citizens a week full of proposals to reflect on knowledge and its impact from all its dimensions. This meeting, to debate the great challenges that we must address as a society and in which science gains special relevance, had its first edition in 2019 and is already becoming an essential date in the city's calendar.
The climate emergency, the right to health and food, dignified ageing, equality, conscience and our place in the universe... The 21st century is full of questions and, increasingly, we need to incorporate science into the citizen debate on how to face this change of era we are living through. The Biennial focuses on different current issues, seeking a collective reflection on the paths that scientific research should take.
The Festival is the result of the joint work of universities, research centres, various scientific institutions, companies and professionals in the field of popularisation. With their proposals, a programme is put together that each year brings together more than a hundred scientific activities for all audiences.
Workshops, demonstrations, itineraries, micro-talks, guided tours and shows for children, young people and adults are some usual formats of a host of activities organised with the aim of bringing science closer to the public. Practically all the topics that make up scientific knowledge pass through the Festival. An annual spring event that in recent years has travelled around the different neighbourhoods of Barcelona. The previous edition was held on June 10 and 11, 2023 at Rambla de Prim.