SensJus is Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year!
SensJus won the 'Falling Walls' Award in the category Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage). The award recognises projects that promote scientific knowledge transfer, strengthen science communication, and include society into scientific processes. SensJus was judged as the best Science Engagement initiative among projects from all around the world. We got the award for "Breaking the Wall to Civic Evidence of Environmental Harms". During the day of pitches, 20 Falling Walls Engage winners from 17 countries presented their projects. The topics varied from science and STEM literacy initiatives for children and underrepresented communities, water monitoring, offline access to knowledge and science drag shows.
SensJus, as Breakthrough of the Year, had the honor to pitch the project before a wide and diverse audience during the Falling Walls Science Summit 2022, Berlin. You can watch the short video of the pitch. The Falling Walls Science Summit is a leading international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral forum for scientific breakthroughs and science dialogue between global science leaders and society. The event takes place every year from 7-9 November in Berlin, commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Summit is the leading forum for global science leaders from academia, business, politics, the media, and civil society to debate the potential of scientific breakthroughs to solve grand challenges and shape a sustainable future. It is organised by the non-profit Falling Walls Foundation.
Falling Walls press release: https://falling-walls.com/press-releases/falling-walls-announces-the-science-breakthroughs-of-the-year-in-science-engagement-science-start-ups-and-emerging-talents/
Video from Falling Walls Content Library: https://falling-walls.com/discover/videos/innovating-scientific-inquiries-breaking-the-wall-to-civic-evidence-of-environmental-harms/
EU news; https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/news/bridging-research-and-legal-practice-on-environmental-and-social-justice
Italian news: https://www.premiorobertomorrione.it/aggiornamento-inchiete/sentinelle-vince-il-premio-science-engagement-breakthrough-of-the-year-2022/
Spanish news; https://www.scidev.net/america-latina/scidev-net-at-large/rompiendo-los-muros-de-las-evidencias-civicas-de-danos-ambientales/ and https://www.scidev.net/america-latina/news/compromiso-publico-como-aliado-de-la-ciencia/
German news: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/falling-walls/der-erste-tag-der-falling-walls-am-montag-dieser-woche-war-den-pitches-gewidmet-18452334/anna-berti-suman-aus-italien-18455604.html