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A scientific approach to nature

Objective

Tempus Public Foundation as coordinator, Mindentudás Egyeteme Tudományos Kht., Eötvös Loránd University, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Széchenyi István University, Gyor as participants undertake the organisation of the Hungarian Researchers' Night. The event is part of a pan-European initiative which takes place all over the continent on 22 September, 2006.

The Europe-wide festival series aims at emphasizing that researchers live 'among us'. The Hungarian event will focus on science and researchers' career specifically in the fields of natural sciences and environment protection. We aim to raise a deeper awareness in environment protection issues as well as to bring science and scientists closer to the society by presenting science in a user-friendly way and providing easy access to the 'habitat' of science.

To obtain our objectives we wish to involve the public in a wide range of various activities. These include hands-on experiments at different HEI sites; scientific lectures and demonstrations; laboratory and cave visits; geophysical experimentation and astronomical observation on the Danube; the challenge of an on-line quiz series; creative competitions for students; inventions of very young scientists; exhibitions of 'green' organisations; researchers' show and a researchers' pub

The professional background of each organiser (a national bureau for EU grants, a science media actor, 3 HEIs) ensures that the activities will be efficiently co-ordinated and both the 'serious' and 'fun' activities will display a high standard of quality. We foresee that though the activities will take place in Budapest and Gyor the outreach of the event will be way wider as via the Internet and the television most of Hungary will be covered.

We expect an increased interest in environmental issues, science, science career and research work that is to be placed 'within the reach' of children and adults with a special focus on women.

Call for proposal

FP6-2006-MOBILITY-13
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

TEMPUS KÖZALAPÍTVÁNY (TEMPUS PUBLIC FOUNDATION)
Address
Váci Út. 37.
Budapest
Hungary

Participants (4)

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rkp. 3.
Budapest
EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Tér 1-3.
Budapest
MINDENTUDÁS EGYETEME TUDOMÁNYOS KHT.
Hungary
Address
Zágrábi U. 1-3.
Budapest
SZÉCHENYI ISTVÁN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Ter 1.
Gyor