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In 2017, the first edition of the Participatory Budget Portugal was launched. In this initiative of the Government of the Portuguese Republic, citizens across the country chose 38 projects, including 8 in the areas of Science, Scientific Culture and Technological Innovation. The Foundation for Science and Technology and the Ciência Viva Agency are now opening a Call for the implementation of the winning proposals in the areas of Science.
The Call is open until March 12. R&D units, higher education institutions and private non-profit institutions that include the promotion of scientific and technological culture and/or literacy among their objectives can apply.
The Participatory Budget Portugal is a democratic, direct and universal process, through which people decide on public investments, in different areas of governance, including science. At this moment, the 2018 edition of the OPP is accepting proposals.