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Invitation to Researchers’ Night 2016-2017 HEllas

Objective

IRENE project concerns the organization of the most successful Researchers’ Night (RN) events in Greece as yet. 5 prestigious research organisations join forces and organize RN events in the most important Greek cities covering the country from north to south.
At the forefront of every activity, researchers tackle existing stereotypes and make the public aware of research’s positive impact to society thus promoting key EU policies such as the RRI approach, gender equality and STEM education.
In 2016, 5 RN events will be organized in the most populous Greek cities - Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Rethymno and Larissa, enabling more than 60% of the country’s population to enjoy and learn from them. In 2017, the cities are the same except for Larissa which is replaced by Karditsa, another important Greek city where a RN event has never been organized before.
The awareness campaign uses a multi-channel marketing strategy mobilizing researchers from the early stages and conveying the RN messages to public at large regardless age, social and educational background. Special emphasis is put on promoting the researcher’s profession to young audience thus contributing on the Horizon 2020 target of attracting more researchers.
During the Night a wealth of actions from technological exhibitions with hands-on experiments, demonstrations and speeches to kids’ activities and other entertaining activities performed by researchers, will satisfy every need and leave a legacy for the future.
Nevertheless, the project does not finish when the Night ends. The impact assessment exercise that follows has been designed to provide accurate and unbiased quantitative and qualitative data.
The prior experience of the consortium in organizing RN events, its professionalism as well as its extended network of collaborators locally and nationally, guarantee the success of IRENE whose ambition is to reach over 2 million citizens and attract totally 20.000 attendees to the events annually.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2016
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 105 275

Participants (4)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 46 150
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 36 400
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 36 400
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 34 525
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments