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Veneto Researchers' Night 2012

Objective

Built on the successful experiences of Researchers’Night in Venice 2010 and Researchers’Night in Veneto 2011, VenetoNight 2012 will ensure a continuity of the event in Veneto Region, in order to reinforce the impact of the past two editions. 2010 and 2011 Researchers’ Nights created an expectation in the public that science is fun and accessible to everyone, regardless of age and scientific background. Moreover, the project will strengthen the collaboration between the institutions settled in Venezia, Padova and Verona which build the consortium.
On 28th September 2012 several activities will be organized in the three locations. The project focuses on letting citizens directly experience science; in each location the activities will be organized around the five senses: citizens will be invited to touch, listen to, scent out, watch, and taste science. Four European Corners, settled in strategic points of the cities, will encourage participants to approach the Research World and its European dimension.
Researchers will be performers, guides, animators, singers, always interacting with the public at large, showing that their work is closely related to society and that they are ordinary people with an amazing job.
A special attention will be devoted to children and students attending the last two years of secondary school. Children-targeted events will show that science can be fun, and tailored activities for young people will promote research careers as a concrete opportunity for many of them.
The communication campaign, common for the three cities involved, will be planned in advance, aiming at reaching about 1.500.000 people. A special information campaign is foreseen at regional level within schools.
A reinforced impact assessment will include questionnaires before/during/after the event. A great part of the Impact Assessment will focus on secondary school students.
More than 10.000 participants and an effective media coverage during VenetoNight 2012 are expected.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 34 765
Administrative Contact
Ileana Borrelli (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 35 593
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michela Oliva (Mrs.)
UNIONE REGIONALE DELLE CAMERE DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA, ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DEL VENETO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 5 964
Address
Via Delle Industrie 19D Parco Scientifico Tecnologico Vega Edificio Lybra
30175 Marghera Venezia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Francesco Pareti (Mr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 7 504
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caterina Boccato (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA IUAV DI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 690
Address
Santa Croce Tolentini 191
30135 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvestrini Silvia (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 16 484
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Monaco (Dr.)