2nd Homo scientificus europaeus Meeting


2nd Homo scientificus europaeus Meeting


This meeting’s objective was to foster the creation of a large pan-European community of citizen-scientists supporting new contracts between science and society. SciDF founder and former president Yoran Beldengrün presented SciDF initiative and the March for Science 2017 - Barcelona to the international audience. In the meeting there were other speakers presenting the March for Science initiative in other cities, such as Claudio Paganini for Berlin (Germany), Christine Heller del Riego for Copenhaguen (Denmark), who also presented the EuroScience initiative, and Robin Vigouroux for Paris (France), who attended virtually by videoconference.


Ateneu Barcelonès. C/ de la Canuda 6. Barcelona



  • Gilles Mirambeau. EuroScientist, Scientists Dating Forum & UPMC Sorbonne Universités
  • Jordi Serrallonga. Science and Technology Section of Ateneu Barcelonès


Scidf participants

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2nd Homo Scientificus Europaeus meeting

A pan-European scientists’ community promoting open science in an open world.

On 16th May, the 2nd Homo Scientificus Europaeus meeting took place at the Ateneu Barcelonès. Organised by Gilles Mirambeau (EuroScientist, Scientists Dating Forum and UPMC Sorbonne Universités) and with support of various other entities, amongst which the SciDF.

This meeting’s objective was to “foster the creation of a large pan-European community of citizen-scientists supporting the new social contract between science and society”. Representatives of grassroots associations and organisers of March for Science from across Europe came together to present their local initiatives and the situation of the scientific sector in their country.

Yoran Beldengrün (SciDF and March for Science Barcelona) shared the panel with Claudio Paganini (March for Science Berlin, DE), Christine Heller del Riego (EuroScience and March for Science Copenhagen, DK) and Robin Vigouroux (Marche pour les Sciences Paris, FR). Yoran presented how the SciDF contributes to improving relations between science, politics and the society. This was a demand reiterated at most of the over 600 March for Sciences in April 2017, also the one in Barcelona.

Besides this, it got clear from the panel discussion that every country has its own problems to tackle, be it budget cuts in research for countries like Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, or scientists fighting the Brexit, like the organisation Scientists for EU do.

This meeting, which ended with an afternoon focused on presentation of local open science projects, gave a first opportunity for engaged citizen-scientists to get to know each other and discuss common future European actions.

Find the video recordings of the entire meeting on YouTube, including Yoran’s talk.

Yoran Beldengrün