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The second plenary meeting of the SCIBIOEU Erasmus+ KA2 project took place in hybrid mode on the premises of the National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos” on 15 and 16 of June 2023 in Athens. Partners had the chance to present the initial results and evaluations of the project, as well as discuss the structure of the SCIBIOEU course and the base design of the digital Serious Game. Future plans of the project were also included in the discussions.

On the second day, Dr. Helen Vavouraki performed a guided tour on the Human Tissue Biobank of NCSR Demokritos, showcasing the biobank’s equipment and scientific achievements.

About the SCIBIOEU project

SCIBIOEU (SCIence outreach: The example of BIObanks in Europe) is an Erasmus+ KA2 project in Cooperation partnerships in Higher Education, which aims to develop a new innovative course focusing on the Science Outreach of biobanking, adapted to the need of young scientists and students of Health and Biological Departments of Higher Education Institutions (HEI). It will also develop an innovative Serious Game as an attractive and effective tool for the awareness of the general public in biobanking issues and a digital Guideline Handbook called “Best Practice Guidelines for Science Outreach”.

SCIBIOEU is coordinated by the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens (Principal Investigator, Dr. Olga Tzortzatou Nanopoulou) with the collaboration of six other partners from highly prestigious research institutes and universities across Europe: the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, the University of West Attica, the University of Cyprus, EURAC Research, the University of Turku and the Mediziniche Universitat Graz, from Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Finland and Austria, respectively.

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