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Handle with Science

Project description

Explaining researchers’ achievements to the Romanian public

The EU-funded HSciRO project will raise public awareness about scientific research and technology and how they impact daily life. It will show how researchers try to invent technology, investigate the natural world and search for vaccines and cures for diseases. The project will organise events and activities in six Romanian cities (Bucharest, Iasi, Cluj, Timisoara, Sibiu and Craiova) that are considered the regional cultural and administrative capitals. HSciRO will organise several open-air and amusing activities performed by scientists and students. The project will also share information on significant research infrastructures in Romania (e.g. the ELI project) and include EU corners dedicated to the European Research Area and Horizon 2020.

Objective

HSCiRO - Handle with Science The general objective of the project is to promote the results of scientific research that supports people and humanity (vaccines, space technology, materials science, fundamental science). If we were to summarize all of this in an expression we would call it: Handle with Science in Romania -- HSciRO. We are trying to raise awareness on the science and technology of our everyday world, as well as the effort that the researchers put in making our lives better - from inventing technology that make our chores easier, to investigating what happens in the natural world and trying to find the cures to the diseases that still claim human lives. Moreover, as 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this expression would gain an extra dimension, namely to speak inclusive of the history of rational and scientific thinking and the impact it had on European societies. HSciRO will be held in 6 major cities in Romania, considered to be the regional cultural and administrative capitals of our country: Bucharest, Iasi, Cluj, Timisoara, Sibiu, Craiova. The gravity point of all proposed activities is represented by various open-air activities, organized in an amusing manner by real scientists and students. Furthermore, we would like to stress the importance of scientific research for a modern society and to share information on major research infrastructures in Romania (e.g ELI project). European Research Area and the program Horizon2020 will be presented interactively at EU corners.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITATEA ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA DIN IASI
Net EU contribution
€ 30 000,00
Address
Bulevardul carol i 11
700506 Iasi
Romania

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Nord-Est Iaşi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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