Bringing the researchers closer to the general public and increasing awareness of the research and innovation activities with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers’ work on daily life and encouraging young people to embark on scientific careers
Mad boffins gather at dusk to plot world domination?
This is precisely what the European Researchers’ Nights are not about. In fact, they are events dedicated to popular science and fun learning. They are an opportunity to meet researchers, talk to them, and to find out what they really do for society, in interactive and engaging ways. This can be through hands-on experiments, science shows, learning activities for children, guided visits of research labs, science quizzes and more.
The European Researchers’ Night takes place every year all over Europe and beyond the last Friday of September. In 2014, these popular science events are happening on Friday 26 September in around 300 cities located in 24 European and neighbouring countries.
The events are supported by the European Commission as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which is an EU programme to boost European research careers.READ MORE (Spanish)