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RESEARCHER'S NIGHT IN LATVIA

Objective

The main objective of the Projectis to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientist’s profession; to show the impact of sciences such as astronomy, chemistry, medical science, and physics on everyday human life; to show researchers as ordinary people; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to attract young people to research careers. Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. The theme of the Researcher's Night in Latvia is “Stars in our lives”. The theme will not be strictly followed. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organised in fīve towns - Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jelgava and Ventspils. The project will be realised by joint efforts of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, 4 Universities, and research institutes with participation of museums and library. The Researchers’ Night will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include a poster competition among children and adults, establishing a European stand, organising a Café Scientifique; a concert with participation of musicians – researchers; scenic play performed by researchers; public meeting with Marie Curie scholarship holders; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments and quizzes in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of public on the event and researchers’ profession. The opinion poll results and analysis of Internet comments on the event will allow to evaluate the impact Researchers’ Night and collect ideas for future activities. The event will be documented in video-film for demonstration on TV and recording in DVD for wide distribution.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA
Address
Akademijas Laukums 1
1050 Riga
Latvia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 14 160
Administrative Contact
Maija Bundule (Dr.)

Participants (7)

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 11 680
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ligita Liepina (Ms.)
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 6 800
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laila Elina (Ms.)
VENTSPILS AUGSTSKOLA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 4 400
Address
Inzenieru Iela 101
LV3600 Ventspils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karlis Zalite (Mr.)
DAUGAVPILS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 7 040
Address
Vienibas Street 13
5401 Daugavpils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diana Soldane (Mrs.)
LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 5 200
Address
Liela Iela 2
3001 Jelgava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ina Alsina (Dr.)
REZEKNES TEHNOLOGIJU AKADEMIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 4 640
Address
Atbrivosanas Aleja 115
LV-4601 Rezekne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lolita Kivleniece-Kuzņecova (Ms.)
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 6 080
Address
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnis Kokorevics (Dr.)