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From Sea to Etna with European Researchers

Objective

The role of researchers is very important for the growth of European Union’s competitiveness and for the well being of society.
However, the work they do is still not sufficiently known and the stereotyped image of researchers as people detached from reality and thoroughly concentrated in their activity, in some cases, still exists.
The main objective of the SEER project consists of bringing researchers closer to people and making citizens understand that their work is very important for their daily life.
The SEER proposal is managed by Catania University in cooperation with all scientific and research organisations active in the city. As such, it is expected to reach a large audience.
People participating in the Night of Researchers should become aware of what researchers do and understand that they are “ordinary” people with the same hobbies, dreams and amusements as everyone.
During the event, numerous both amusing and interesting activities will be carried out with the active involvement of researchers, who will let people discover the world of researchers and science and in such way contribute to encourage children and young people to consider a future scientific career.
The Night of Researchers will not only create a bridge between researchers and people but also contribute to eliminate the stereotyped idea of the researcher. Moreover, the support of European Union and the simultaneous organisation of the Researchers’ Night on September 26th in all participating countries (except in Israel) will give great emphasis to the event.
As a consequence, the Night of Researchers is expected to have a significant impact on people and, more generally, on the territory.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-NIGHT-2008
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 17 388
Administrative Contact
Alfio Lombardo (Prof.)

Participants (4)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 7 960
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Concetto Puglisi (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 11 300
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Strazzulla (Prof.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 8 226
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marcello Lattuada (Prof.)
COMETA CONSORZIO MULTI ENTE PER LAPROMOZIONE E L ADOZIONE DI TECNOLOGIE DI CALCOLO AVANZATO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 5 126
Address
Via Santa Sofia 64
95100 Catania
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Catara (Prof.)