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Researchers' Night in Latvia

Objective

The main objectives of the Researchers’ Night are to familiarize larger public, especially young people, with the scientist’s profession; to show the impact of sciences such as chemistry, medical science, biochemistry, physics, on everyday human life; to show researchers as ordinary people; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to attract more young people to research careers. The aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. There will not be a strict thematic priority to the Researchers’ Night, although most of the fields covered will be directly or indirectly related to human health – life sciences, biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical industry, food research, etc. It will be achieved by organising a series of attractive events in three towns - Riga, Daugavpils and Jelgava – all important research centres of Latvia. The project will be realised by joint efforts of 4 Universities, Ministry of Education and Science, 2 research institutes, 1 researcher’s support organisation and 1 professional association. The Researchers’ Night will be preceded by a promotional campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include a drawing competition among children, establishing a European stand, organising a Café Scientifique; scenic plays performed by researchers; holding public meetings with Marie Curie scholarship holders; arranging a series of events with scientific experiments in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of general public on researchers’ profession, evaluate the impact of the event and collect ideas for future activities. The event will be documented in video-film for further demonstration in TV, other events and schools.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-5-1-1-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES AGENTURA LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES FIZIKAS INSTITUTS
Address
Miera 32
2169 Salaspils
Latvia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 13 991
Administrative Contact
Ligita Liepina (Mrs)

Participants (8)

LR IZGLITIBAS UN ZINATNES MINISTRIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 6 526
Address
Valnu Street 2
1050 Riga
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maija Bundule (Dr.)
RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 7 344
Address
Dzirciema Street 16
1007 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Uldis Berkis (Dr.)
LATVIJAS BIOMEDICINAS PETIJUMU UN STUDIJU CENTRS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 7 666
Address
Ratsupites Iela 1
1067 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Inga Prane (Msc.)
DAUGAVPILS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 6 983
Address
Vienibas Street 13
5401 Daugavpils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arvids Barsevskis (Prof.)
LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 6 068
Address
Liela Iela 2
3001 Jelgava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ina Alsina (Dr)
LATVIJAS ORGANISKAS SINTEZES INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 5 481
Address
Aizkraukles 21
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Osvalds Pugovics (Dr.)
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 5 923
Address
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnis Kokorevics (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION OF LATVIAN CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 2 748
Address
Brivibas Iela 40-41
LV-1050 Riga
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raina Dureja (Mrs.)