Skip to main content

Reaching out: Science for All - Science meets Citizens

Objective

As the City of Trier is the economic and cultural centre of the greater region, the first Researchers’ Night in Trier will take place in the City with good infrastructural connections to the neighbouring countries of Luxembourg, Belgium and France. In the Researchers´ Night, science “meets” the city of Trier and their institutions in 9 different fields: (1) culture, (2) Design, (3) Crime, (4) Economy (especially with regard to local and regional needs), (5) History, (6) Technology, (7) Ecology, (8) Health and (9) Europe. In the focus of all activities is the general public. There will be science for young and old, regardless of their scientific background. A variety of different activity types will be made available to the public: interactive, accessible and accompanied hands-on experiments, shows and demonstrations, bridges to other domains like art, literature and music, visits to unusual places and guided tours, exhibitions, “touch science” experiments, lectures presentations with common interest subjects, science cafés, presentation of researchers’ hobbies (e.g. Profs on Air), challenges with researchers, Science Slam, Childrens’ University etc. Activities during the researchers’ night will take place at various venues all over the city like museums, schools and different public squares outside. To maximize the benefit the “tracking” will allow the attendance of different events at different times. Even the time you need from A to B may be filled by special academic offers, e.g. a lecture in a public bus or an academic walk through the city. Circuits will help undecided visitors and ensure balanced participation in activities. For this reason coping with plenty should be easy to manage for all visitors. The aims of the Researchers’ night in Trier consists of continuing to tackle the existing stereotypes about researchers and the profession, to have the public at large better understand the central role of researchers and the key benefits they bring to society

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT TRIER
Address
Universitatsring 15
54296 Trier
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Administrative Contact
Michael Jäckel (Prof.)

Participants (1)

HOCHSCHULE TRIER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Schneidershof
54293 Trier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Axel Kihm (Prof.)