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Science, Environment, Art, Research

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Engaging people in science, art and the environment

Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the SEARCH project is a consortium comprising Bulgarian universities, research organisations and NGO collaborators. The aim is to emphasise the importance of science across demographics and encourage youth interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and research careers. Embracing the fusion of science, art and the environment, SEARCH is an all-inclusive nationwide, transdisciplinary project of interaction and involvement that also reaches out to rural regions. In addition to promoting environmental awareness and climate change adaptivity in accordance with the EU Green Deal, it rallies around an annual theme. This year, it supports the UN International Year of Glass and this amazing material’s societal, technological and economic impacts. SEARCH is a European Researchers’ Night (2022–2023) supporter.


Science is the poetry of reality and 15 Bulgarian universities, research institutes and NGO partners join together in SEARCH to prove the statement that, combining Science + Environment + Art will bring Resilience for European Researchers Night in 2022-23. The experienced consortium led by Center for Research & Analysis and numerous associated partners bring longitudinal insight from their own 5 years’ partnership as well as EU and national findings in this 24-month project which aims to assert among the general public the crucial role of science in society and its relevance to everyday lives, and heighten young people’s interest in research careers, including of those from small towns and villages, and young people with disabilities. True to our approach, our country-wide, hybrid, multidisciplinary, hands-on programme of science and art events will focus on one central topic per year – the most versatile material in human history and its essential role in society, for technological, scientific and economic advancement – glass (UN International Year of Glass 2022), and the most urgent existential choices humanity needs to make – adapting to climate change, one of the new EU Missions supporting the European Green Deal. SEARCH for the popular formats of researchers’ public engagement like inspiring talks, spectacular shows and hands-on experiments, a range of sci-art collaborations, researchers at schools activities, and the innovative Young Voices podcasts and Instagram Looking Glass competitions. We will reach 3.6 mln, and engage with 30,000 direct participants online and offline, including teachers and school pupils, and along with boosting public engagement skills of researchers and teachers, we will demonstrate irrevocably how relevant, exciting and important the job of researchers is, and encourage young Bulgarians, especially girls and people with special needs to choose STEAM careers.


Net EU contribution
€ 21 713,00
Tsarigradsko shose bul 125 bl 26b office 106a
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