Periodic Reporting for period 2 - MEET (MEETmeTONIGHT)
Reporting period: 2019-03-01 to 2019-12-31
The main MEETmeTONIGHT event, on 28 and 29 September 2018, gathered 60.000 participants, and involved more than 2.000 researchers, 50 of which benefitting from Marie Sklodowska Curie funding schemes. For the 2019 edition, we gathered 100.000 participants and more than 2.500 researchers, 78 of which benefitting from MSC funding.
Through activities such as interactive stands, informal talks, PlayDecide, guided visits, games and speed dates people met researchers, who shared their experiences and showed themselves as “ordinary people with an extraordinary job”. Other initiatives such as film projections and entertaining moments completed the event, to offer pleasant and enjoyable moments.
The last months of each reporting period have been devoted to the analysis of the questionnaires implemented to evaluate the impact of the event on the public, and to test their perceptions about research, its role in daily life and the role of researchers.