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School-led community

development through

research and innovation

OSHub.Network Project

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OSHUBS AS SCHOOL-DRIVEN SCIENCE SHOPS

The Open Science Hub Network (OSHub.Network) engages and supports schools and local stakeholders in research and innovation, as a tool for tackling local relevant challenges and contributing to sustainable community development.

Local OSHubs work as mediators in each local community, positioning schools as active agents for collaboration between families, universities, research institutes, industry, enterprises, media, local governments, civil society organizations, and wider society, by engaging in real-life projects that meet societal needs.

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SCHOOLS AS COLLABORATION HUBS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Across the different OSHub locations, schools and their communities identify local relevant challenges, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, which are then combined in shared global Open Schooling Missions, enabling real collaboration across communities.

In each OSHub location, Open Schooling Missions are transformed into relevant research and innovation projects,
led by students and teachers, in collaboration with local stakeholders.

OPEN SCHOOLING MISSION
WITH LOCAL IMPACT

By supporting local schools and communities with the tools and network to tackle relevant challenges,OSHub.Network aims to create local impact while simultaneously promoting an active global citizenship attitude, thus contributing to community development, innovation and well-being.

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Local OSHubs

The OSHub.Network is establishing an European network of collaboration hubs - OSHubs -,
in communities that traditionally do not engage with research and innovation due to various barriers - geographical location, socio-economic status,
or ethnic minority group background, aiming to overcome barriers and building bridges across Europe.

OSHub Blueprint

The OSHub Blueprint allows the full development and implementation of the OSHub.Network model through local OSHubs spaces.

It includes facilitation guidelines for community building, diversity and equity recommendations, open schooling best-practices, guides for the physical implementation of the hubs and business plan templates. The OSHub Blueprint is fully based on Open Standards.

 

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OSHub.Network Partners

How to get involved with the OSHub.Network?

 


Are you a student, teacher, school head,

and you would like your school to be part of the OSHub Network,
contributing to the development, innovation and well-being of your community?

 

Are you a parent,

and you would like to join your local OSHub and help co-creating
this project with your local community?

 

Are you a professional from a university,
research institute, industry, media,

and you would like to join us in this venture to co-develop school-led
projects to tackle local relevant challenges?

 

Are you a policy-maker,

and you would like to work together with us to co-create a strategy
to support schools to become agents of transformation in your community?

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Please send an email to

Maria Vicente

Project Manager OSHub.Network, Leiden University

vicente@strw.leidenuniv.nl