The OSHub Final Event brought together all partners, teachers and key stakeholders, to consolidate the outcomes of the project, share best practices and discuss the sustainability and legacy of local OSHubs.
The Open Science Hub Network (OSHub.Network) supports schools and local stakeholders to use research and innovation as a tool for tackling local challenges and contributing to sustainable community development.
More specifically, the OSHub.Network has established an European network of community hubs - OSHubs, in communities that traditionally do not engage with research and innovation due to various barriers, geographical location, socio-economic status, or ethnic minority group background.
Local OSHubs work as mediators in each local community, positioning schools as active agents for collaboration between families, universities, research institutes, industry, enterprises, media, local governments, civil society organizations, and wider society, by engaging in real-life projects that meet societal needs.
As such, OSHubs support schools identifying specific needs and implementing the different phases of the Open Schooling process, namely through the co-development and implementation of research and innovation projects and activities, facilitation of continuing professional development programmes for teachers and school leaders, and by assessing which practices work and under what circumstances.
By supporting local schools and communities with the tools and network to tackle relevant challenges, OSHub.Network aims to create local impact while simultaneously promoting an active global citizenship attitude, thus contributing to community development, innovation and well-being.
Moreover, OSHubs foster the development and sustaining of local networks and strategies for schools and community stakeholders to exchange their knowledge and experiences, and to collaborate on joint projects at different levels, both at the national and European levels.
The OSHub.Network has established an European network of collaboration hubs - OSHubs -, in communities that traditionally do not engage with research and innovation due to various barriers - geographical location, socio-economic status, or ethnic minority group background, aiming to overcome barriers and building bridges across Europe.
To encourage usage and maximise impact in Europe and beyond, all resources, products and solutions developed by the OSHub.Network are based on Open Standards, such as open education, open science, open technology, open design. To ensure the legacy and reach of the project, OSHub.Network resources and best-practices have been shared in a dedicated section of this website - OSHub Blueprint.
The Open Science Hub Blueprint provides guidelines, best practices, real cases and examples that will guide aspirants through the different building blocks for establishing an OSHub.
The OSHub Advisory Board is composed of representatives from different society sectors, such as Education, Industry, Academia and Local/Regional Governments.
and Physics Teacher
TRACES and Espace des Sciences
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes,
ESPCI Paris - PSL University
Are you a student, teacher, school head,
and you would like your school to be part of the OSHub Network, contributing to the development, innovation and well-being of your community?
and you would like to join your local OSHub and help co-creating this project with your local community?
and you would like to join us in this venture to co-develop school-led projects to tackle local relevant challenges?
and you would like to work together with us to co-create a strategy to support schools to become agents of transformation in your community?
Please send an email to
Project Manager OSHub.Network, Leiden University