Author: Maria Alvarez – Fundacion Solydeus, Argentina

Co-author: Maria L Castro – UNICEN-CONICET

Fundación Solydeus, a non-governmental non-profit organization, institutionalized in Argentina in 1998, has as its mission to promote and develop activities in science, technology and innovation for the formation of responsible citizenship. It is thus that a group of professionals convinced that society must know and understand and see in science and in technological innovations, social processes that can sustainably improve their living conditions, meet and shape Solydeus. This implies creating and working in a new way of communicating science, which is closely linked to the treatment of our problems, while involving, in the extension of knowledge to increase the exercise of citizenship. In this work we recover the 20 years of what Solydeus acted in a brief review is described and shows the way covered by the institution. It describes the actions developed, the actors involved, the spaces covered, the links with associations, the international networks, the collaboration agreements, without losing sight of the socio-political context in which it takes place, conceived within the framework of a CTS perspective.

Presentation type: Show, tell and talk
Theme: Society
Area of interest: Influencing policies through science communication