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Das Gebäude in der Bahnhofstraße 57 in Cloppenburg, in dem sich der Science Shop befindet.

Our projects

At Science Shop Vechta/Cloppenburg we mainly work on projects. They are funded by third parties like the European Union, federal ministries or by foundations. Professors at the University of Vechta are responsible for the scientific project leadership and scientific staff work on the projects. They contribute their expertise in research. The special thing about Science Shop projects, however, is that citizens and people from other professional backgrounds also contribute their expertise to the projects.

The chronological overview (the most recent projects at the top) gives a brief overview of our recent and completed projects:

Ongoing projects:

Ein Bus, der innen und auf dem Dach mit Gemüse beladen ist.


Marketing regional foods via existing bus routes in rural areas using the example of the Altmark region
Duration: May 2024 - July 2025
Funding: Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

Completed projects:

Logo mit dem Text Cloppenburg gemeinsam nachhaltig

Action Days for Sustainability in Cloppenburg

30 August - 02 September 2023 we organised the first Action Days for Sustainability in Cloppenburg together with many local actors and university projects.
Funding: City of Cloppenburg, "Offensive Innenstadt"
Projektlogo TeRRIFICA


Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation fostering Innovative Climate Change Action
Duration: January 2019 - December 2022
Funding: Horizon 2020
Logo der Selbstgewusst Konferenz

Selbstgewusst! Gemeinsam Wissen schaffen

A conference about participatory research, citizen science and science shops
Conference: 5.+6. and 12.+13. November 2020
Funding: Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture
Projeklogo KulTour Cloppenburg

KulTour Cloppenburg

A digital city guide for Cloppenburg
Duration: January 2018 - September 2020
Funding: Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Logo des Wissenschaftsjahres 2016/2017 Meere und Ozeane

Meer davon - Berlin liegt an der Nordsee

Year of Science 2016/17 on the topic of oceans
Duration: November 2016 - November 2017
Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Buchcover Auswirkungen der Coronapandemie auf die Ems-Dollart-Region

Virtuelle Bürgerbegegnungen zur Corona-Krise

Effects of the Covid pandemic in the Ems-Dollart region
Duration: February 2022 - September 2022
Funding: Interreg, provinces Drenthe, Fryslân und Groningen, state of Lower Saxony
Projektlogo ReKuTe

ReKuTe - Partizipative Wissenschaft für Region, Kultur

Participatory science for region, culture and technology
Duration: June 2018 - February 2021
Funding: European Regional Development Fund
Projektlogo EnRRICH


Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education
Duration: July 2015 - March 2018
Funding: Horizon 2020
Logo der Exzellenz für Alle Konferenz

Bürgerwissenschaftskonferenz "Exzellenz für Alle!?"

A conference on citizen science
Conference: 6.+7. November 2015
Funding: Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, Metropolitan Region Northwest