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Researchers' Night in Sweden - ForskarFredag 2008

Objective

Researchers’ Night in Sweden, ForskarFredag (Researchers´ Friday), FF, consists of twelve events and three associated events in seventeen cities, dispersed geographically over Sweden. The project aims at bringing the broad public face-to-face with researchers. FF will be organised on 26 September 2008 and is coordinated by Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science), as in 2006 and 2007. Project partners are universities, science centres, municipalities and a regional council, all organising a local FF event. The project is facilitated by the partners’ wide-ranging and diverse links within industry, academia, research disciplines and topics. The objective of the innovative and exciting activities offered at each event is to allow for public engagement and meetings with researchers in a relaxed and festive environment. Fun, hands-on and interactive activities as well as informal dialogues on topical issues will help attracting the broad public, especially those not specifically interested in research. The fact that research is all about communication and international cooperation, especially on a European level, is emphasised. The number of estimated visitors is at least 14,000. Live media reports and news items are also expected to cover the events. Furthermore, everyone will be invited to take part in the European photo competition and to make a pledge to reduce personal carbon dioxide emissions by “clicking for the climate” on the project website. To ensure maximum visibility, a coordinated awareness campaign will be implemented. Impact will be assessed and FF results and best practice will be disseminated through the participants´ networks and at national and international conferences. Unanimous objectives, similarity of contents as well as a joint website will be common denominators of FF. Event programmes will vary, but all will deliver the same message: researchers are ordinary people with extraordinary jobs, influencing everyone’s everyday life.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-NIGHT-2008
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

VETENSKAP & ALLMANHET, VA
Address
Grev Turegatan 14
102 42 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 58 577
Administrative Contact
Anders Sahlman (Mr.)

Participants (11)

HOEGSKOLAN I BORAS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 7 109
Address
Allegatan 1
50190 Boras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva-Lotta Andersson (Mrs.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 741
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malin Carlgren (Ms.)
REGIONFORBUNDET I KALMAR LAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 5 356
Address
Nygatan 34
39127 Kalmar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Camilla Håkansson (Mrs.)
Kreativum i Blekinge AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 5 291
Address
Strömmavägen 28
SE-37431 Karlshamn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tina Ivarsson (Mrs.)
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 7 510
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charlotta Nordenberg (Ms.)
SKELLEFTEA KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 3 298
Address
Tradgardsgatan 6
931 85 Skelleftea
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Britt Lindholm (Mrs.)
SKOVDE KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 151
Address
Fredsgatan 4
541 83 Skovde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Bäckman (Ms.)
Stenungsunds Kommun
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 3 882
Address
N/a
SE-44482 Stenungsund
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Lind Johansson (Dr.)
Dalénium
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 3 299
Address
Järnvägsgatan 29
SE-52050 Stenstorp
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Per-Olof Blad (Mr.)
HOGSKOLAN VAST
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 137
Address
Hogskolan Vast
461 86 Trollhattan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peeter Päts (Dr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 649
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Carlsson (Mrs.)