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MEETmeTONIGHT

Project description

Promoting researchers and their work in Italy

To promote research and researchers’ contribution to everyday life, the EU funded MEET project will organise a series of activities and events. The project will organise the European Researchers’ Night 2018-2019 in Milan and Naples, as well as Brescia, Castellanza, Cremona, Edolo, Lecco, Lodi, Mantua, Monza, Pavia, Sondrio (Lombardy region), Portici and Procida (Campania region). Specifically, it will realise a special meeting and interaction between the general public and researchers, where researchers could show off their work and achievements in a simple, spontaneous, informal and entertaining way, and by actively involving the public. Particular attention will be on young people. One of the project’s main aims is to promote research as a career option.

Objective

MEETmeTONIGHT (MEET) – “Face to face with the research” is the proposal for the European Researchers’ Night in 2018/19, happening in the two major Italian cities of Milano and Napoli, complemented by Brescia, Castellanza, Cremona, Edolo, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova, Monza, Pavia Sondrio (Lombardia region), Portici and Procida (Campania region).
The goal is to realize a special occasion of meeting and interaction between the public at large and the world of research, where researchers – at the forefront of all the proposed activities – can show themselves and what they do, in a simple, spontaneous, informal and entertaining way, actively involving the public. People, by doing, find themselves learning, getting amused, and becoming aware of how much research is for everyone and all around us.
All MEET activities aim at promoting research and its outcomes, researchers and their profession, with a special attention to the youngest generations on one side, and to the recognition of the role of Europe on the other. With five thematic areas and five flagship topics, MEET proposes interactive stands, hands-on experiments and live demos that reconstruct the research environment; conferences, video projections, interactive games; guided visits to scientific museums; meeting occasions with researchers; European Corners; live broadcast moments. A special attention is given to schools’ pupils, for which a number of dedicated activities are foreseen, at the goal of encouraging them to consider research career as a concrete option for their life.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
PIAZZA DELL'ATENEO NUOVO 1
20126 MILANO
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 146 625,00

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