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My Awesome Research Is for Everyone!

Project description

Greek European Researchers’ Night targets 2 million citizens

Through events from the north to the south of Greece, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) project MARIE seeks to spread the message of European Researchers’ Night 2022-2023 to 2 million citizens. Supported by six of the country’s top academic/research organisations, six main events will be held in four cities on the mainland (Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra and Larissa) and two on Crete (Heraklion and Rethymnon). In other activities, researchers will talk with students at schools and online through a ‘Chat lab’ to spark scientific curiosity and interest in a research career. Official Researchers’ Nights will offer an anticipated 24 000 visitors exhibitions, hands-on experiments, scientific demonstrations and activities especially for children to explore the fascinating world of research.


MARIE (My Awesome Research Is for Everyone!) is the Greek proposal that brings together six of the country's most prestigious academic/research organisations to host Researchers’ Night Events in the years 2022 and 2023. These organisations will hold, each year, six ERN events in four cities of the mainland (Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larissa) and two cities of the island of Crete (Heraklion and Rethymnon). The events will cover the Greek territory from north to south, inviting more than 70% of the population to live the European Researchers' Night events. Before the Nights, through a carefully designed, multichannel, awareness campaign, MARIE will spread the ERN messages nationwide, highlighting the high-quality research conducted in Europe and its importance for our everyday lives. With a mix of traditional and modern marketing tools, an extensive network of collaborators and the availability of hundreds of researchers, MARIE's ambition is to get into the households of two million citizens inviting them to the Nights. In addition, researchers visit schools and talk to students igniting scientific curiosity and an interest in pursuing a research career. Furthermore, MARIE organizes the “Chat lab”, online meetings of researchers with teachers and students who reside in remote areas, providing them with the opportunity to meet researchers and learn about the fascinating world of science. During the Nights, an array of activities, mostly led by researchers of different career stages and profiles, is foreseen. Exhibitions with hundreds of technological products, hands-on experiments, scientific demonstrations, activities designed specifically for kids combined with various entertaining activities will allow visitors to delve into the amazing world of research. Thanks to the size of the cities, the carefully selected venues, the thorough awareness campaign and the appealing programme of the Nights, MARIE expects to receive more than 24.000 visitors at its events.


Net EU contribution
€ 95 587,50
Charilaou thermi road 6 km
57001 Thermi thessaloniki

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Βόρεια Ελλάδα Κεντρική Μακεδονία Θεσσαλονίκη
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

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