Ciência Viva – Who are we?
Ciência Viva is the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, created in 1996 to promote public awareness of the importance of science and technology at a national level, with a particular emphasis on young people. The Agency promotes and supports science education projects at school, placements for secondary school students in research laboratories during the holidays and summer science activities for the general public. Since its creation, Ciência Viva has been developing activities along three different and complementary streams: science education (schools), public awareness of science (citizens) and a national network of 20 interactive science centres, in collaboration with universities and local authorities. The Pavilion of Knowledge, in Lisbon – the headquarters of Ciência Viva – is the largest science centre in Portugal.