The COME IN project is part of the Researchers' Nigth 2006 activity of the Marie Curie action. The main pourposes of the projet are: to mainly contribute to the bringing closer to one another large public and researchers, to enhance the public recognition of researchers and of their role in modern society and in Europe, to attract the young and very young public towards a future scientific career, to show that researchers are "like you and me", that they have hobbies, hopes, dreams they are wishful to share.
COME IN project is addresses to the general public in the Roman and the so-called Castelli Romani region, with a potential interested public of about 2 million persons. It is structured in few parallel and correlated activities, to be organized and realized on 22 September 2006, starting from 5 pm and lasting till late in the night, at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, the biggest national laboratories of the INFN, where about 400 researchers, engineers, technicians and administrative staff are working.
All the activities involves researchers and research-related personal, and is spanning from a joint science-local products-handcrafts festival (Sapori/Saperi), to guided visits and various competitions in which researchers and public are joyfully participating together, rock concert and disco-space, with researchers as DJ, and many others. The various organized activities are addressed to the general public, from the youngest ones (small children) to teenagers and oldest persons.
The activity is done in collaboration with other scientific Institution of the Frascati region (ENEA, ESRIN, INAF-OAR, CNR, ROMA1, ROMA2, ROMA3), about 25 km of Roma, one of the area with the highest scientific centres density in Italy and Europe, and with financial contribution o f the Regione Lazio together with the one of local area producers (food, wines, handcrafts etc).
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