Outreach Activities and Projects

Outreach activity during the European Researchers Night at CosmoCaixa, Barcelona

The ISGlobal Outreach Unit promotes multiple events and projects for citizen participation and citizen science that cover all the research lines of the institution, with innovative methods of scientific dissemination.

Find the currently scheduled activities on the website Events section.

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BiblioLab Science

"BilioLab Science - Healthier Cities" is a citizen participation and co-creation project which promotes the learning on cities of the future and healthier urban environments, such as those scenarios focused on active mobility, the creation of green and blue spaces, and the reduction of air pollution, among others).

The students of the participating schools will learn about:

  • Environmental determinants assessment with sensors from the Smart Citizen Kit
  • How to design tomorrow's urban planning
  • A different experience with green spaces

>> More information on the programme

>> More information on BiblioLab Science - Healthy City (2020)


Urban Health Citizen Lab

An open and inclusive meeting space aimed at creating learning and practice communities to identify needs, problems and interests, and to promote creative ideas that help improve neighborhood conditions through scientific culture, shared knowledge and experimentation, by using tools for awareness and dissemination.

>> Project website



Through this initiative led by the Barcelona City Council, we bring ISGlobal research closer to the schools, especially to those students aged between 8 and 18. Currently, we offer:

  • Workshops on antimicrobial resistance
  • Workshops on noise pollution and health

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>> Registration


Open Day PRBB

The Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB, abbreviated in Catalan) celebrates an annual open day to present its facilities, the institutions, and its research to the general public. ISGlobal participates with guided tours, informative talks and workshops for all ages. Throughout a day, our researchers explain what we do, how we do it and where we do it.

>> More information and registration


Science Festivals

ISGlobal researchers and the Outreach Unit participate in various science and research festivals, such as:


Informative Talks, Congresses and Fairs

ISGlobal researchers and the Outreach Unit participate in dissemination talks, meetings and state scientific dissemination networks, such as CosmoCaixa's Vaccines CicleCampus GutenbergComCiRed, Congress on Social Communication of Science (CCSC) or Innovative Disclosure (D+I), among others.


Park(ing) Day Barcelona

Park(ing) Day is a performative, educational and claiming urban action performed annually by entities, groups and the general public in various cities around the world. It promotes the temporary transformation of public parking spaces into parks, gardens and other sorts of activities, to claim a city model focused on people and the environment. In Barcelona, this event, supported by the Barcelona City Council, is led by ISGlobal together with Espai Ambiental Cooperativa.

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>> Send your proposal


Researchers Night

The European Researchers Night is a public event dedicated to science dissemination. It is organized annually, on the last Friday of September, in about 300 cities in 30 countries in Europe. Its main goal is to bring research activity closer to audiences of all ages and to show research and innovation in a fun and participatory way. This initiative is promoted by the European Commission in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions of the Horizon 2020 programme.

In Barcelona, the Researchers Night is an event led by ISGlobal and the University of Barcelona. The 2020 edition hosted 280 researchers who organized different online activities such as talks, workshops or performances.

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Citizen Science, and Learning & Service

One of the objectives of the UCC+i is to promote the dialogue between society and research professionals. For this reason, we foster citizen knowledge and provide tools and creative non-formal methodologies so that citizens can participate directly in research projects.

ISGlobal is currently coordinating two major Citizen Science and Learning & Service projects which are described below.

CitieS-Health Barcelona

CitieS-Health is a citizen science project that seeks to place citizens' concerns at the center of the research agenda. Residents of five European cities, including Barcelona, ​​will design and conduct experiments to explore how pollution in their environment is affecting their health.

>> Website of the project

SAFE (Superbug Awareness For Education)

SAFE is a service-learning project in the field of microbiology, particularly in antimicrobial resistance, for the training of university students, which in turn will train primary and secondary students in collaboration with university professors and an expert researcher in this field. area.

>> More information

>> Website of the project


Citizen Participation

We work to involve citizens in empowerment processes through scientific knowledge. That includes many activities, such as the creation of green space and health routes —for example, those designed during the Walk for Sustainability sessions, with the support of La Fábrica del Sol— or the participation in platforms for more mobility healthy or against climate change.


Science Outreach through Art

We promote scientific outreach by using informal methodologies and universal languages linked to art, involving entities that work in the field of social innovation and participation, as well as resident artists in Barcelona. We foster the generation of artistic pieces through digital media to outreach the concepts resulting from the research hosted in ISGlobal.

ENDÈMIC (generation of community knowledge through scientific culture, urban ecology and art) is one of the projects that follow this approach, and it has been created targeting to:

  • Enhance the social empowerment through scientific culture and knowledge democratization.
  • Contribute to knowledge outreach in socially relevant fields, such as the contemporary challenges linked to health and climate, ensuring its comprehension and awareness among the public.
  • Strengthen the link between science, nature, urbanism, art and society.

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