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RiNG-14-15 Report Summary

Project reference: 633363
Funded under: H2020-EU.1.3.5.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - RiNG-14-15 (European Researchers' Night in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2015)

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

"The European Researchers' Night 2014/2015 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, RiNG-14-15, gathered research communities from Republika Srpska and Federation of BiH, jointly promoting scientific careers and enhancing public recognition of researchers' work with the message "Researchers are amongst us". In such a context, interactive communication was engaged with the public at large on the whole national territory.
Organised for the third time in Bosnia and Herzegovina, RING-14 offered a broad range of activities addressing the public at large in all its components with, however, a strong focus on young people, in particular those about making a career choice, as well as on kids.
In such context, the main motto chosen for the activities consisted of “Sign for Science”; the awareness campaign accordingly referred to "traffic signs"; a real life roadmap on how to find science, how to investigate, and how to reach the innovations was developed. All the activities were articulated on creating a sort of “science traffic school” in an open area (Traffic signs and traffic controllers leading participants to specific areas).
Amongst the numerous activities offered, one may list:
o Edutainment parks with hands-on experiments, directly engaging general public into communication with researchers;
o High school competitions for the best science projects;
o Science coffee and talks to scientists, labelled as "RiNG ME";
o Various competitions, games and quizzes, especially directed to younger audience;
o Lectures and presentations;
o Large EU area: EU corners with policy and gender issues advisory, as well exhibition of EU-funded projects in BiH;
o Thematic activities at supporting universities, research centres and museums;
o Science Movie Night and Science Party."

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

"AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Target audiences
o Public at large regardless of age and scientific background;
o Special attention to be paid to students at high schools and young people especially those facing a career choice;

Messages conveyed
o Researchers are amongst us;
o Researchers are ordinary people with an extraordinary job;
o What’s up with research and innovation?
o Research eases your life and increases your wellbeing
o Research is fun;
o Being researcher is exciting ;
o Science makes a difference ;
o Sign for Science!

Communication tools to rely on

Off line
o Publication of articles, announcements advertisements in in local and national newspapers and magazines;
o Airing of promotional spots, announcements, interviews, programmes on various radio and TV stations (national and regional);
o Publication of press releases;
o Organisation of 2 press conferences per Researchers’ Night;
o Visits to schools by scientist;
o Open labs days at supporting organisations;
o Public advertising: display of posters, city lights, banners, in public spaces and transport means;
o Distribution of promotional material in public spaces such as libraries, squares, cinemas, restaurants, cafés…;
o Direct mailing with personalised invitations;

On line
o Revamping, constant updating and maintenance of project website (detailed programme, venues, information about EU and Researchers’ night);
o Revamping updating and maintenance of social networks profiles (Facebook, Twitter, science news, community building actions, calls for competitions);
o Display of promotional video on YouTube, video recordings at event and pre-event activities;
o Electronic mailing for registered users: registration to specific events, newsletter and events reports with videos and pictures;

Promotional material
o Written promotional material (folders, notebook, posters, flyers…);
o Ads and banners, websites (links with EU, institutional and popular websites);
o Mention of "This European Researchers' Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions" on all promotional material displayed;
o Promotional gadgets (such as T-shirts, stickers, key chains…)(displayed through the European corner notably), complying with the general guidelines available at http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/communication/services/visual_identity/index.en.htm

Overview of the results
o Conception, realisation and display of promotional written material (namely leaflets and posters, printed programmes for lectures and science cafés)) displayed in public areas and educational institutions;
o Realisation of a promotional video;
o Publication of several press releases;
o Organisation of 2 press conferences;
o Public advertising: display of posters and distribution of leaflets in educational institutions, high schools, research institutions, kindergartens, coffee shops, restaurants, youth gatherings, public spaces, supporting institutions' premises, as well as in shopping malls, cinemas, libraries, museums, city halls…;
o Outdoor advertising: direct distribution of promotional written material in streets and public areas in the ciries involved (namely Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Mostra and Sarajevo), billboards, city lights, banners;
o Airing of promotional spots, announcements, interviews, live shows on national and local radio and TV stations (Balkan radio, RTRS, ELTA cable TV in Banja Luka, TV sarejevo, Face TV, RSG and Antena Sarajevo, RTRS, RTV BN, NTV Arena, RTV Slobomir in Bijeljina)…
o Revamping, upatding and maintenance of project website www.nocistrazivaca.ba and links to popular and institutional websites (such as www.euinfo.ba, www.europa.ba, www.spu.ba...) ;
o Revamping, constant updating and maintenance of social network programes, namely Facebook and Twitter, as well as YouTube;
o Publication of banners on partners' and several other websites;
o Sending of e-invitations, display of action's programme through mailing lists, social networks, and we."

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

"AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Target audiences

o Public at large regardless of age and scientific background;
o Special attention to be paid to students at high schools and young people especially those facing a career choice;

Messages conveyed

o Researchers are amongst us;
o Researchers are ordinary people with an extraordinary job;
o What’s up with research and innovation?
o Research eases your life and increases your wellbeing
o Research is fun;
o Being researcher is exciting ;
o Science makes a difference ;
o Sign for Science!

Communication tools to rely on

Off line

o Publication of articles, announcements advertisements in in local and national newspapers and magazines;
o Airing of promotional spots, announcements, interviews, programmes on various radio and TV stations (national and regional);
o Publication of press releases;
o Organisation of 2 press conferences per Researchers’ Night;
o Visits to schools by scientist;
o Open labs days at supporting organisations;
o Public advertising: display of posters, city lights, banners, in public spaces and transport means;
o Distribution of promotional material in public spaces such as libraries, squares, cinemas, restaurants, cafés…;
o Direct mailing with personalised invitations;

On line

o Revamping, constant updating and maintenance of project website (detailed programme, venues, information about EU and Researchers’ night);
o Revamping updating and maintenance of social networks profiles (Facebook, Twitter, science news, community building actions, calls for competitions);
o Display of promotional video on YouTube, video recordings at event and pre-event activities;
o Electronic mailing for registered users: registration to specific events, newsletter and events reports with videos and pictures;

Promotional material

o Written promotional material (folders, notebook, posters, flyers…);
o Ads and banners, websites (links with EU, institutional and popular websites);
o Mention of "This European Researchers' Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions" on all promotional material displayed;
o Promotional gadgets (such as T-shirts, stickers, key chains…)(displayed through the European corner notably), complying with the general guidelines available at http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/communication/services/visual_identity/index.en.htm

Overview of the results

o Conception, realisation and display of promotional written material (namely leaflets and posters, printed programmes for lectures and science cafés)) displayed in public areas and educational institutions;
o Realisation of a promotional video;
o Publication of several press releases;
o Organisation of 2 press conferences;
o Public advertising: display of posters and distribution of leaflets in educational institutions, high schools, research institutions, kindergartens, coffee shops, restaurants, youth gatherings, public spaces, supporting institutions' premises, as well as in shopping malls, cinemas, libraries, museums, city halls…;
o Outdoor advertising: direct distribtuion of promotional written material in streets and public areas in the ciries involved (namely Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Mostra and Sarajevo), billboards, city lights, banners;
o Airing of promotional spots, annoucements, interviews, live shows on national and local radio and TV stations (Balkan radio, RTRS, ELTA cable TV in Banja Luka, TV sarejevo, Face TV, RSG and Antena Sarajevo, RTRS, RTV BN, NTV Arena, RTV Slobomir in Bijeljina)…
o Revamping, upatding and maintenance of project website www.nocistrazivaca.ba and links to popular and institutional websites (such as www.euinfo.ba, www.europa.ba, www.spu.ba...) ;
o Revamping, constant updating and maintenance of social network progimes, anmely Facebook and Twitter, as well as YouTube;
o Publication of banners on partners' and several other websites;
o Sending of e-invitations, display of action's programme through mailing lsits, social ne"

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Record Number: 186288 / Last updated on: 2016-07-08