Science Parliament

C1net members Klaus Winzer and Bart Pander became “expert witnesses” at Nottingham’s local “European Student Parliament” held in the Council House, Nottingham on 18-19 February 2016.

This Europe wide project is coordinated by Wissenschaft im Dialog and funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation and Bayer Science & Education Foundation with the aim of promoting scientific exchange between young people. 

It involves 17 local parliaments across the breadth of Europe from Cork to Jerusalem, with one at Nottingham! In each parliament, students between the ages of 16 to 19 had the chance to discuss issues and questions on the overall topic "The Future of the Human Being". 


Klaus Winzer and Bart Pander

In July 2016, the final 3-day event of the 'European Student Parliaments' took place in Manchester as part of the EuroScience Open Forum 2016 (ESOF) and involved around 100 student delegates from all over Europe.

In each local 2-day parliament, young people explored and researched one of 5 scientific “themes”, taking evidence during the expert witness sessions and developing their understanding of the subject. The young people then developed their findings into a series of resolutions and presented these to their peers in the youth parliament debate which was held after lunch on the second day.

For more information please visit: EU Student Parliaments