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North EAst Researchers’ Night - NEAR

Objective

"The NEAR (Noth EAst Researchers’ Night) project aims to bring the researchers closer to the public at large.

The overall concept of the project is based on the idea of researchers as storytellers giving them the unique opportunity to disclose to everybody the benefits of research, but also themselves and their own story. The storytelling will directly involve the public in a creative and informal manner creating a bidirectional relationship.

The project involve eight partners and many institutions located in five cities of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions, both belonging to the North-East Area of Italy: Verona, Padova, Venezia, Trieste and Udine. The previous experiences of European Researchers’ Night organised by the partners is a solid ground for the design and implementation of the NEAR project.

During the night of 27th September 2013 several common and local activities will take place in each city, following a common structure based on these four categories:
- “Researchers tell about themselves”: researchers will introduce themselves, their life and their interests, ideas and opinions;
- “Let’s play…”: recreational events with the active participation of researchers and citizens;
- “Around the World in 80 portraits”: an event that highlights the international dimension of research;
- “The researchers' wonderland”: through this activities researchers will show where they work, what is research and which is the daily dimension of research.

The project will address the general public with a special attention to the younger generations and to entrepreneurs, since we consider research as a great occupational opportunity and a pivotal element for a smart and inclusive growth. Also the impact assessment will be focused on general public satisfaction with a particular attention to those specific groups.

The communication campaign aiming at reach about 2.000.000 and more than 30.000 attendees are expected."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 22 225
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Monaco (Dr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 19 544
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ileana Borrelli (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caterina Boccato (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 544
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michela Oliva (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA IUAV DI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 8 000
Address
Santa Croce Tolentini 191
30135 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Silvestrini (Dr.)
UNIONE REGIONALE DELLE CAMERE DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA, ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DEL VENETO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 741
Address
Via Delle Industrie 19D Parco Scientifico Tecnologico Vega Edificio Lybra
30175 Marghera Venezia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Filippo Mazzariol (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 223
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuela Croatto (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 223
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Tongiorgi (Prof.)