Atomium Culture (AC) brings together some of the most authoritative 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.
AC was launched publicly by the former President of France Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and by Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, currently Honorary President and President of AC, and by the leaders of the institutions engaged during the first conference on the 27 November 2009 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The Permanent Platform of Atomium Culture was founded on the assumption that the active participation and cooperation between the core pillars of civil society is necessary for the development of a real knowledge society that depends for its growth on the production of new knowledge and its transmission through education (universities), its development and use through new industrial processes (businesses) and its dissemination through reliable information (media).
The AC brings together in the platform 26 universities, over one hundred thousand researchers, over one million students, seventeen newspapers, around ten million European readers per day, and some of the most important businesses in Europe with a total turnover of 720 billion Euro.
Activities are based on the exchange and transfer of knowledge between the different institutions and sectors engaged in the platform. The umbrella of AC directly coordinates:
• ERD - European Project for Research Dissemination
• EISRI - European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation
• Special Initiative for Citizen Engagement in Science
• REIsearch - Research Excellence Innovation Network
Atomium Culture is organised under the Law of Belgium as an International Non-Profit Organisation (Association International Sans But Lucratif).
More about Atomium Culture in Der Standard:
- Atomium Culture: Neue Plattform fur Exzellenz
More about Atomium Culture in El Pais:
- Atomium Culture: Plataforma para la excelencia
- Una red para la Europa del conocimiento
- La sociedad civil impulsa la Europa del conocimiento
More about Atomium Culture in Rzeczpospolita:
- Mariaż nauki i mediów
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