ACUP and GUNi join the March for Science, a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in the world
The March for Science is a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. It will be celebrated on the 22nd of April, Earth Day, in more than 500 cities in the world to highlight and share science's values. The GUNi network, together with ACUP, has joined the March for Science-Barcelona, a campaign which aims to draw the attentions of society and the political classes to the importance of science in today's world and to some of the dangers science currently faces. Barcelona comes together in solidarity with all citizens and associations taking part in the March for Science and shares with them these four main objectives:
- Defense of independence and freedom in public scientific research
- To promote a better dialogue between science and society
- To strengthen scientific culture and scientific education
- To reinforce the use of scientific methods and results in decision-making processes
It is one of the hundred of events in the framework of the March for Science, which champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.
The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's not only about scientists and politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.