| Ciência Viva
Geographical Area Leader for Portugal
Margarida Suaréz - email@example.com
Ciência Viva is the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, created in 1996 to promote public awareness of science and technology. The Agency promotes and supports science education projects at school, placements for secondary school students in research laboratories during the holidays, the Science and Technology Week and summer science activities for the general public. A network of 20 interactive Science Centres has been created throughout the country, in collaboration with universities and local authorities. Ciência Viva is a private non-profit association of leading Portuguese research institutes and the national science funding body (FCT). Ciência Viva is the official representative of the Ministry of Science Technology and Higher Education for science education and public awareness of science.