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MACARONIGHT 2022 - 2023: The Researchers' Night of the Macaronesia

Project description

Lucky people in Macaronesia speak the language of science

Macaronesia is a collection of four volcanic archipelagos in the North Atlantic Ocean: Azores (Portugal), Canary Islands (Spain), Madeira (Portugal) and Cape Verde. Its name is derived from the Greek words meaning ‘islands of the fortunate’. Now, environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity make this sound ironic. Awareness may be key to inverting a rather unfortunate trend. This is why the new edition of the EU-funded Researchers’ Night, MACARONIGHT IV, aims at widening public knowledge around science, research and innovation. Scientists want to connect the population of these remote islands under the umbrella of the universal language of science. A special focus will be on teenagers and young parents with kids. Hybrid events will attract thousands of participants in 2022 and 2023.


"Macaronesia is a biogeographical region of five archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean of which four are inhabited: Azores (Portugal), Canarias (Spain), Madeira (Portugal) and Cape Verde (Cabo Verde). These islands share common geographical traits and similar challenges with regards to climate change, environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity. The Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores are part of the European Union (EU Outermost Regions). The overall objective of this project is to organise a shared Researchers' Night for the Macaronesia Region for the fifth and sixth consecutive year connecting the population of these remote islands under the umbrella of the universal language of science. For these two new editions, MACARONIGHT IV aims at further widening public awareness towards science, research and innovation, especially in areas where the Region faces global challenges, such as those identified in the Horizon Europe Missions. The aim is to reach out to the population in general yet keeping specific focus on teenagers and young parents with kids in particular. The project will deploy an enhanced social-media strategy that aims to engage with citizens of different ages in their own words through their daily used channels. Activities will cover 16 islands with the ""main"" activities organised at 4 locations: Tenerife (La Laguna), Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Madeira (Funchal), Azores (Ponta Delgada). The programmes will be organised as ""hybrid"" online/physical events that will attract 20 thousand participants in 2022 and 25 thousand participants in 2023."


Net EU contribution
€ 66 000,00
38787 Santa Cruz De La Palma

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Canarias Canarias La Palma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
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Participants (4)