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Science festival Researchers` Night in Slovakia 2013

Objective

"In 2012, we have successfully implemented science festival Researchers` Night for 6th time in Slovakia. During the first 5 years we have been presenting science in shopping malls where people were just caught by the latest research outcomes and successes of Slovak science. These years of hard work and increasing public interest in science showed us that Slovak society is prepared for the event dedicated only to science and its promotion. That is why, we moved main evening program of RN2012 to the Old Market Hall situated in Bratislava City Centre. It represents attractive venue opened only for a special occasions. Thanks to interactive presentations of latest scientific work and research outcomes of top Slovak researchers, we successfully created kind of festival atmosphere in the empty market hall.
As proved by statistics, the RN2012 was the most successful. We have recognized increasing public interest in science and augmented awareness of all relevant stakeholders in Slovak education and R&D system. Municipality of Bratislava, Ministry of education and dozens of important sponsors have already promised us significant support for the next year event.
The concept of RN2013 aims to expand the event through the Bratislava City Centre and upgrade it for all day long open air festival of Science.
The main program will be held in Old Market Hall with various science installation and stands spread through the City Centre. People will have an opportunity to spend all day and night visiting different boots, testing scientific applications, getting in touch with the latest research outcomes and speaking to researchers. Thanks to the direct exchanges and discussions with the researchers people can discover their ""human face"". During the event and awareness campaign we will focus on examples how interesting and attractive could career of scientist be what hopefully will help us to break down the myth about scientists as weird creatures living in labs and having no life."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

SLOVENSKA ORGANIZACIA PRE VYSKUMNEA VYVOJOVE AKTIVITY ZDRUZENIE
Address
Spitalska 10
811 08 Bratislava
Slovakia
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 43 513
Administrative Contact
Maria Lichvarova (Ms.)

Participants (3)

SLOVENSKA AKADEMIA VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 14 974
Address
Stefanikova 49
814 38 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Viera Rosova (Mrs.)
I-EUROPA SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 2 996
Address
Stefanikova 19
811 05 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Radovan Geist (Mr.)
CENTRUM VEDECKO TECHNICKYCH INFORMACII SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 3 517
Address
Lamacska Cesta 8 A
811 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lubomir Bilsky (Mr.)