Science remains the most powerful tool that our species has at its disposal to deal with the planet and its challenges – the only one to which we continue to show hope and faith, both increasingly scarce resources.

For this reason, the question of the social impact of science, and the social dimension of science, has always played a central role.

Today, technology designs and builds scenarios that are increasingly complex and far from the citizen’s common sense. The problem of how to engage them, to how to let them know and above all understand what happens becomes a not only a social and political question but also an economic one.

If you want to keep people hooked to the science you must know how to approach or identify a suitable language; if we want to make citizens aware of what is technically feasible and above all the consequences that may result, in terms of expansion of  self-determination space, then the communication of science is a matter of absolute social relevance, because it can expand to rights of citizenship.

For these reasons, the themes of research, knowledge and understanding of science, should not be left off the table and the rights of the citizens of Europe .