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INTERNATIONAL MERSİN SCIENCE NIGHT

Objective

The MERSCIN (International Mersin Science Night) project proposal sets out to host a European Researchers’ Night in the Turkish Mediterranean coastal city of Mersin. Sixteen participating organisations will take part - one Austrian and fifteen Turkish together with the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders comprising high level officials, universities and public figures. The main aims of the proposal are to increase public awareness about science and the work of researchers and to bridge the gap between scientists and the general public, to actively promote science and research as a vitally important and rewarding career path for the young generations participating and to instill greater environmental awareness in citizens and impart the need to protect dwindling local habitats from the ongoing mass urbanisation whilst also convincing the participating stakeholders of the same issues. Ultimately through hosting this event we would aim to create a platform formed by strong public opinion gained from the increase of awareness during the event, towards pressurising local governmental bodies towards the establishment of a Science Centre. The objectives will be achieved by exposing a large cross section of the public and in particularly schoolchildren and youths to a rich diversity of disciplines in science and by creating a festival spirit amongst participants. Because the European Researchers’ Night is a huge annual event in many European cities attendees will feel the excitement of being able to take part in this multi-national NIGHT, especially providing motivation for the young generations to become involved in science. The ability to host a Researchers’ Night event in Mersin would provide a range of benefits to this rapidly developing city which in recent years has seen a large population increase through immigration from easter Turkish cities and Syria.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2018
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Coordinator

MERSIN UNIVERSITESI
Address
Ciftlikkoy Kampusu Rektorluk Binas
33343 Mersin
Turkey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 52 000

Participants (15)

KINDERBURO UNIVERSITAT WIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 17 250
Address
Dr Karl Lueger Ring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Other
MERSIN BUYUKSEHIR BELEDIYESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 4 750
Address
Cankaya Mahallesi Ataturk Caddesi 19
33070 Mersin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EGE UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
Ege Universitesi Kampusu
35100 Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 144
35210 Alsancak Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
E5 Karayolu Uzeri Sirinevler
34191 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KTO KARATAY UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
Akabe Mah Alaaddin Kap Cad. 130 Karatay
42020 Konya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GAZIANTEP UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
Universite Bulvari Sehitkamil
27310 Gaziantep
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HARRAN UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
Harran University Osmanbey Campus, Gülveren Mahallesi Osmanbey Kampüs Yolu
63200 Sanliurfa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEVSEHIR HACI BEKTAS VELI UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
2000 Evler M Zubeyde Hanim Cad
50300 Nevsehir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINOP UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
Sinop University Rectorate
57010 Sinop
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MERSIN IL MILLI EGITIM MUDURLUGU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 5 125
Address
Dumlupinar Mah.adnan Menderes Bulvari Yenisehir
33130 Mersin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MERSIN TICARET VE SANAYI ODASI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
Ataturk Caddesi Mtso Hizmet Binasi Kat:2-3-4
33070 Mersin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MERSIN IHTISAS ORGANIZE SANAYICILERI DERNEGI MIODER
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
5302 Street 3/12 Akdeniz
33020 Mersin
Activity type
Other
HAKKARI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 9 750
Address
Cevre Yolu Ibbf Binasi Eski Final Dershanesi Binasi Kat 2 Dis Iliskiler Ofisi
30000 Hakkari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments