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Seventh Researchers Night in Latvia

Objective

The objective of the Project is to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientist’s profession; to show the impact of sciences such as natural sciences, social sciences and humanities on everyday human life; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to raise the interest of young people about research. Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in Latvian society. The theme of the Researcher's Night in Latvia is “Unseen Science”. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organized in six towns - Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jelgava, Valmiera and Ventspils.
The project will be realized by joint efforts of the several Universities, Latvian Academy of Sciences and research institutes and with participation of museums, Botanical garden and libraries. The Researchers’ Night will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include establishing a European stands, organizing a Café Scientifique; scenic play performed by researchers; public meeting with scietntists; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments and quizzes in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of public on the event and researchers’ profession. The opinion poll results and analysis of Internet comments on the event will allow evaluating the impact Researchers’ Night and collecting ideas for future activities.

Field of science

  • /humanities
  • /social sciences
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /natural sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Latvia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 22 467,50
Administrative Contact
Ligita Liepina (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 3 049,50
Address
Akademijas Laukums 1
1050 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maija Bundule (Dr.)
REZEKNES TEHNOLOGIJU AKADEMIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 4 226,50
Address
Atbrivosanas Aleja 115
LV-4601 Rezekne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lolita Kivleniece-Kuzņecova (Mrs.)
RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 4 975,50
Address
Dzirciema Street 16
1007 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irina Kuklica (Mrs.)
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 9 683,50
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elina Locmele (Mrs.)
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 3 852
Address
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnis Kokorevics (Dr.)
DAUGAVPILS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 5 938,50
Address
Vienibas Street 13
5401 Daugavpils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diana Soldane (Mrs.)
VIDZEMES AUGSTSKOLA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 2 193,50
Address
Cesu Iela 4
LV-4200 Valmiera
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zane Kalnina (Ms.)
VENTSPILS AUGSTSKOLA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 2 193,50
Address
Inzenieru Iela 101
LV3600 Ventspils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Livija Aulmane (Mrs.)
LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 4 226,50
Address
Liela Iela 2
3001 Jelgava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ina Alsina (Dr.)
LATVIJAS ORGANISKAS SINTEZES INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 2 193,50
Address
Aizkraukles 21
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dace Tirzite (Dr.)