National Research Council

The Italian National Research Council (CNR, operating within the KIC as linked third party of ASTER S. Cons. P.A.) is the largest public research institution in Italy. Its mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources. Part of the activities performed within the CNR as institutional third missions, are devoted to the dissemination of science, with the aim of stimulating public knowledge and excitement around the research activities of its scientific community. The goal is to enhance the public interest and involvement towards science and technology, young generations in particular, in this way contributing in promoting the advancement of the knowledge. Within the KIC EIT Raw Materials, The Italian National Research Council is partner in 16 projects, coordinating 9 of them. 5 of the coordinated projects are education projects, dedicated to WSL and lifelong learning. CNR already perform dissemination activities in Sardinia, in the Sulcis Iglesiente region, one of the
historical Italian and Mediterranean mining area, with more than 3000 years of mining history. Thoseactivities are dedicated to pupils and are performed within the Istituto Tecnico Minerario G. Asproni in Iglesias, an historical mining schools funded in the XIX century, in which are located a mine where students performed training activities, a mining history museum dedicated to permanent and temporary exhibitions, and a mineralogical museum equipped with a huge variety of local minerals. Istituto Tecnico Minerario, together with the support of the historical Sardinia Mining Associations (funded in 1896 and still active in scientific and dissemination events) and in the scenario offered by the “Parco Geominerario Storico Ambientale della Sardegna”, member of the global and European
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network of UNESCO Geoparks, reprent the asset that could be used to perform this project activities. CNR is also strongly involved in organization a popularizing science event in Sardinia (Cagliari festival Scienza target 20000 people /year; Iglesias Festival scienza; taget 500 people/year.