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2013 RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT: The Greek Events

Objective

Researchers are usually regarded as persons with limited personal life and needs who devote their lives solely to their research goals in remote, closed laboratories. To this end, primary objective of the ReN2013 project is to alter this misperception and present researchers as ordinary people that have interests other than of their profession, have families and friends and in general do not differ from the majority of the public. For this reason, the five events that will be organized in five major cities of Greece, i.e. Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklio and Volos, have been designed based on one key element: the active participation of researchers throughout the duration of events so as to change this misperception. Dozens of researchers will be present in all events so as to discuss with the public not only about their profession but about daily issues like movies, fashion etc as well. In some cases, the foreseen activities move beyond theory to practice with, activities like, mini football tournaments with mixed teams from public and researchers.

Furthermore, the events give an excellent opportunity to promote the importance of researchers and the significance of research results to Greece and to the European society in general. In times of global economic crisis that especially lashes out at Greece, concerns are grown more and more regarding the necessity of research and the right utilisation of funding spent on it. ReN2013 project shows, through a number of scientific exhibits, the necessity of research in the development of the society and demonstrates that research is used as a reliable solution to overcome the crisis.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Sanopoulos (Mr.)

Participants (5)

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 14 700
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Euripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 12 200
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Artemios Saitakis (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 11 400
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nikitas Mylopoulos (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Poulas (Dr.)
KENTRO DIADOSIS EPISTIMON KAI MOUSEIO TECHNOLOGIAS IDRYMA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
6 Thessaloniki Thermi Road Km
57001 Thermi/thessaloniki
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leonidas Gymnopoulos (Mr.)