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Researcher's Night in Sweden - ForskarFredag 2009

Objective

Researchers’ Night in Sweden, ForskarFredag (Researchers´ Friday), FF, consists of sixteen events and three associated events in nineteen cities, geographically dispersed over Sweden. The project aims at bringing the broad public face-to-face with researchers. FF will take place on 25 September 2009, coordinated by Vetenskap & Allmänhet (Public & Science), as in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Project partners are universities, science centres, municipalities, a tourism company and a regional council, all organising local FF events. 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 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 young people and 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 17,500. Live media reports and news items are also expected to cover the events. A coordinated awareness campaign will be implemented. Furthermore, a nationwide activity and a European poster competition will be arranged. Impact will be assessed and FF results and best practice will be disseminated through the participants´ networks and at national and international conferences. Results from VA’s own as well as other national and international studies on public engagement will provide valuable input to the project. 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.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT
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Coordinator

VETENSKAP & ALLMANHET, VA
Address
Grev Turegatan 14
102 42 Stockholm
Sweden

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anders Sahlman (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 53 352

Participants (15)

HOEGSKOLAN I BORAS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 211
Address
Allegatan 1
50190 Boras

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Belma Kratovic (Mrs.)
ESKILSTUNA KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 014
Address
Fristadstorget
631 86 Eskilstuna

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
åsa Egeld (Mrs.)
GOETEBORG & CO TRAEFFPUNKT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 945
Address
Mäessans Gata 8
40120 Goeteborg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Forsgren (Ms.)
REGIONFORBUNDET I KALMAR LAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 646
Address
Nygatan 34
39127 Kalmar

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Camilla Håkansson (Mrs.)
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 6 369
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Knowles (Mrs.)
Kreativum i Blekinge AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 750
Address
Strömmavägen 28
SE-37431 Karlshamn

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tina Ivarsson (Mrs.)
STIFTELSEN TEKNIKENS HUS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 3 996
Address
Teknikgrand 1
977 54 Lulea

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Helena Lilja (Mrs.)
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 7 474
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charlotta Nordenberg (Ms.)
SKELLEFTEA KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 3 442
Address
Tradgardsgatan 6
931 85 Skelleftea

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lena Lindgren (Mrs.)
SKOVDE KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 243
Address
Fredsgatan 4
541 83 Skovde

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Bäckman (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 10 824
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lena Gumaelius (Dr.)
Stenungsunds Kommun
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 3 664
Address
N/a
SE-44482 Stenungsund

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Lind Johansson (Dr.)
DALENIUM IDEELL FORENING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 498
Address
Jarnvagsgatan 29
520 50 Stenstorp

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Per-Olof Blad (Mr.)
HOGSKOLAN VAST
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 6 534
Address
Hogskolan Vast
461 86 Trollhattan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peeter Päts (Dr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 038
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gunilla Sthyr (Ms.)