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Closing the Gaps between Researchers and the Large Public

Objective

The ScientistsAcrossPortugal event will take place in the two major cities in Portugal, with the main purpose of bringing researchers to informal environments and promoting «two-way communication activities» between researchers and public in general. This event which is actually the combination of three different projects all located in the Porto-Lisbon area, respectively promoted by Inovamais, the University of Porto and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Events will be organsied in the two following locations: PORTO: (2 locations, e.g. CMIA - one of the laboratories of the Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) in Matosinhos by the beach, and the Centre of Astrophysics of the University of Porto, owing well-know infrastructures in the field of astronomy, short distanced locations. The event intends offering the public an unforgettable party gathering Portuguese general community and researchers; programme includes a mixture of activities, ranging from thematic exhibitions, tunas concerts, hands-on activities, sun and astronomical observations, games, etc bringing researchers and the public together in a didactic but enjoyable way, and highlighting the message that researchers are “ordinary” people. LISBON: (Cultural Centre of Belem, a leading cultural landmark in Lisbon) -around 2000 people (researchers and public of all ages) will be invited for an evening walk, preceded by interactive science-based activities and dialogue events with scientists, in a Festive Tent. By illustrating how scientists are interested in ‘ordinary’ social and physical activities, this will without a doubt contribute to breaking down the stereotype of scientists as lonely, anti-social individuals, as well as fostering interactions and dialogue between scientists and publics of all ages and socioeconomic groups, in a non-threatening and familiar space.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-NIGHT-2008
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INOVA+ - INNOVATION SERVICES, SA
Address
Rua Dr Afonso Cordeiro 567
4450-309 Matosinhos
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Administrative Contact
Pedro Castro (Mr.)

Participants (2)

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Osvaldo Machado (Mr.)
FUNDACAO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Avenida Berna 45
1000 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Mario Leite (Dr.)