MISSION & VALUES
Science in the City has, over the past ten years, established itself as a national, annual event for the whole family. It has become a staple on Malta’s calendar of events and received the acclaimed EFFE Label as one of Europe’s remarkable arts festivals. This highly innovative experience in Malta, where technology and science meet the arts, aims to attract Maltese and Europeans, from all walks of life.
Besides showing that science is fun, exciting and essential to a better quality of life and that creativity and critical thinking are extremely important in today’s world, we aim to show our audience how important it is that we all take responsibility for our actions. And what better way to do so, than to be informed and knowledgeable about the latest in scientific developments?
Our goal is to ensure that the idea that citizens can use research-based knowledge to help them identify the distinctive political, social, environmental and technical challenges and opportunities that confront us, will take root. This year’s festival will continue to work towards this goal, in the hope that the community will be better equipped to influence the policies and decisions that affect them at every level.
For the past two years, the Science in the City team has seen the need to engage, empower and enable citizens with science and the arts, to equip them with creativity, innovation and critical thinking. In this way, we hope to introduce an element of critique, a spark of freedom and the promise of progress into the world of human action
EARLY CORE TEAM
We Aim To
- Offer the public the opportunity to engage in an interactive, arts, science, and cultural event, with the aim of highlighting the importance of creativity in education.
- Promote the work of Maltese researchers and create innovative collaborations between the scientific and artistic professions that will open up new opportunities for both disciplines.
- Highlight the work of both artists and scientists, focusing on how their creativity and innovation can continue to improve our lives.
Encourage career uptake of all scientific disciplines by overcoming public misconceptions.
- Promote critical thinking and active citizenship by encouraging people to take informed decisions by engaging with science, researchers and artists