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Researchers and citizens: facing together the European challenges

Project description

Promoting the joy of research in Madrid

The European Researchers' Night (ERN) is held annually across various cities in Europe with the aim of showcasing the impacts of science and research in fun and inspiring ways. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the MADRIDNIGHT project will organise the 2022-2023 ERN events in Madrid, to take place on the last Friday and Saturday of September. The events are addressed at citizens of all ages and backgrounds, with special focus on encouraging students to consider careers in science. Activities taking place throughout the year will include visits by researchers to schools and visits by students and teachers to researchers’ workplaces. The aim is to put across the message that science and research are exciting pursuits and accessible to all.

Objective

The European Researchers' Night in Madrid will bring together researchers to the general public and will increase awareness of the importance and benefits of research and innovation, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen's daily life, and raising young people’s interest in science and research careers.
The project will achieve these objectives by means of festive activities to be carried out in the Region of Madrid in the morning and evening of the last Friday and Saturday of September 2022-2023. Pre events and post events will be also organized. The Madrid Night project also includes Researchers at Schools activities throughout the year. In these activities, researchers will be visiting schools, allowing teachers and pupils to engage with them on important topics faced by our societies, such as those included in the missions in Horizon Europe: cancer, adaptation to climate change, healthy oceans, seas coastal and inland waters, climate-neutral and smart cities and soil health and food. Students and teachers will also visit the researchers’ workplaces.
The MADRIDNIGHT activities will be addressed to public at large, science-addicts and science-reluctant, children, families, teachers, elderly, people regardless their scientific background with a special focus on families, pupils, and students, with the main purpose of encouraging STEM subjects and science careers, university students and also vocational education and training students. Different activities will be offered focused on the missions in Horizon Europe. The project will involve researchers, benefited by EU funds, especially the MSCA. The activities will point out the transnational and diversity aspects of research, showing the attractiveness of their jobs that can be done everywhere in Europe.
Universities, research centres, museums, hospitals, NGOs, foundations and Industry (Spin offs, SME or Large Companies) in the Region of Madrid will be at the core of the project.

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FUNDACION PARA EL CONOCIMIENTO MADRIMASD
Net EU contribution
€ 143 706,97
Address
6 CALLE DEL MAESTRO ANGEL LLORCA 3
28003 Madrid
Spain

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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