We spoke to Oscar Contreras-Villarroel, Falling Walls Engage Hub Argentina Manager and Falling Walls Engage Winner 2019 and 2021, about the importance of the international Hub network and emerging collaborations.
What is the focus of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Argentina and which countries does it cover?
We are an organization rooted in the Southern Cone region of South America, representing the identity of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, and more. The Hub Argentina is working to become a platform for Science Engagement practitioners from the region to share experiences and connect their work, hosted by Fundación Ciencia Joven (FCJ) and supported by Elizabeth Haug, Regional Programs Director, and FCJ’s team.
Why do you think a Falling Walls Engage Hub is particularly important in your region?
Falling Walls Engage is an important opportunity to connect the work from the Global South to other regions of the world. Sharing experiences, opportunities and collaboration among different projects and organisations allows the network to grow and to open more possibilities for the field in the region.