Science Shop project’s: Inspiring Stories

Stop Stigma – Ecuador and Bolivia

When nothing comes out as planned (or doing some participatory research in the middle of a pandemic)… In 2020 our team was very excited about planning the focus groups, the workshops, and the meetings for our STOPSTIGMA Project, a participatory research to address stigma and discrimination among users in the health services of Ecuador and […]

hAIRghita Project: Chemical and biological characteristics and public health aspects of fog and precipitations

Who we are and what was the main object of this project? Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania is a relatively young (established in 2001) independent Hungarian University in Romania. It is functioning in four different towns, including Miercurea Ciuc, which is the county seat of Harghita. Regarding the activities in Miercurea Ciuc, in addition to […]

Journey of Kadıköy’s Social Resilience in the Climate Change Adaptation

How did the InCRECA Project arise? Kadıköy, like many cities around the world, faces the risk of several disasters such as earthquakes, floods and heat waves due to its geographical location, natural assets and intense urbanization. Therefore, citizens who are aware of these risks want to take part in the all stages of Disaster Management […]

Solid Waste Management for Youth Employment Realising the “Gold in waste” in Gulu City, Uganda

“Refuse what you do not need; reduce what you do need, reuse what you consume; recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce or reuse; and rot (compost) the rest”. Be a Johnson. Solid waste management is an issue that matters to every single individual in the world. In developing countries, rapid urbanisation, coupled with population growth […]

The hackAIR project – an inspiring story

Air pollution- a modern problem Air pollution constitutes one of the biggest issues currently faced by modern societies, with dire effects on the health of individuals worldwide. However, some population groups (e.g. people suffering from respiratory and/ or cardiovascular diseases) are more vulnerable to the environmental conditions than others. Despite the significant negative impacts on […]

Co-ResponsaHIVlity project: implementing participatory research priorities

In the last inspiring story signed by the Living Lab for Health at IrsiCaixa we presented the development of a participatory research agenda on HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) prevention with the contribution of different stakeholders. If you could not read it… check it out! But, how were the results of the research […]