European Researcher’s Night
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The idea of the European Researchers’ Night within the framework of Horizon2020 is to run parallel, Europe-wide public events to raise the awareness on science careers and the enhance the public recognition of researchers in general. As special attention of the European Researchers’ Nights focuses on the involvement of young people and children, also organizers of Children’s Universities have been involved in varoius programmes around Europe. The European Children’s Universities Network as an umbrella organisation of Children’s Universities currently participates in two national European Researchers Night programmes. One event is organized by the University of Mersin in Turkey and the other one is run by the Practical Robotics Institute Austria (PRIA) in Vienna in Austria. Both European Researchers’ Night proposals have been approved for the years 2018 and 2019.
More information about the European Researcher’s Night Action is available at the website of the European Commission:
European Researchers Night in Mersin – International Mersin Science Night
The European Researchers Night in Mersin covers all layers of society from all ages and aims to convey scientific content, topics, concepts and processes via interactive applications. The event is organized in a mix of open-air and closed venues and strives to form an awareness regarding diverse scientific topics as nature, science and technology but also cultural heritage and humanities. Main objective is to instruct society scientific knowledge in an entertaining and understandable manner. (text by University of Mersin)
European Researchers Night in Vienna – Sci4all
The key objective of the Sci4all project is to involve the citizen science movement in a frame of several pre-event activities such as trainings, challenges and conferences as well as in a broad spectrum of innovative event activities at the actual European Researchers’ Night. This incorporates formats such as Science Slams and Science Cafes, more than 34 scientific booths and 16 workshops as well as social activities to bring the public and science closer together, but also to encourage young people to pursue a career in the STEM domains. (text by sci4all)