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GPCC participates in The International Science Festival Gothenburg 2013


GPCC participates in The International Science Festival Gothenburg 2013 with two events; a seminar called "The health care of the future; when the patient takes control of their own care" and a "slot" in the science roulette, called "Person-centred care; a right or a duty".

The International Science Festival Gothenburg

The International Science Festival Gothenburg is the largest festival of knowledge in Sweden and one of the leading popular science events in Europe. It is a meeting place where scientists are given the opportunity to present their research in an easily digestible form to schoolchildren and the general public. Each year the festival attracts around 70,000 visits, with a programme of almost 350 unique lectures, workshops, debates and activities spread across 30 or so locations in Gothenburg.

The aim is to encourage visitors to choose further education and to generate a positive attitude towards science and research.

The festival is a cross-disciplinary event held every year in Gothenburg and a member of the European Science Events Association (EUSEA) – a network of popular science events that aim to increase awareness of research and education. The event is environmentally certified.

Three programmes covering two weeks:
• The School Programme for children in preschools and compulsory education. Visited by around 25,000 teachers and pupils each year. 15–26 April 2013.
• The Public Programme, everyone is welcome and there is free admission to all activities. 25–28 April 2013.
• The Specialist Programme for specialists such as scientists, politicians, educators, the media and industry. 23–25 April 2013.

The first Science Festival was opened in 1997 by the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. Famous contributors over the years have included the astronaut Christer Fuglesang and the crew of the space shuttle Discovery, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Crown Princess Viktoria, the world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, wildlife photographer Mattias Klum and Kerri Smith, editor of the research journal Nature.

The 2013 festival will be the seventeenth in succession.

Board of Trustees: Business Region Göteborg, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, the Knowledge Foundation, the Trade & Industry Group, Göteborg & Co and the Swedish Research Council
Main partners: Erling-Persson Family Foundation, SKF, Region Västra Götaland
Partners: Astra Zeneca, Formas, Hasselblad Foundation, Herbert and Karin Jacobsson Foundation, Volvo, Åhlén Foundation
Supporters: The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, Mölnlycke Health Care
Programme partners/Arena partners/Project partners: Bonnier Carlsen, Centre for School Development, Chalmersfastigheter, FAS, Formas, the French Embassy in Sweden/Institut français de Suède, Frilagret, Gothenburg Concert Hall, Mistra, Natur & Kultur, Nordstan shopping centre, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Church of Sweden, Gothenburg Diocese, VINNOVA, Volvo Cars, Älvstranden Utveckling
Project management: Göteborg & Co