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Project description

Learning about science through researchers in Slovenia

Increasing awareness of the European Researchers’ Night events and introducing as many people as possible, youth in particular, to researchers and their work: this is the goal of the SAWE project, funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme. To that end, the project is organising activities for students in Slovenia in 2018 and 2019, all of which aim at offering them the unique opportunity to cooperate and socialise with researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The activities include experiments, presentations, astronomy observations, workshops, and musical performances by researchers and students.


Main objectives of Sawe project are to bring researchers to the public, increase awareness of researcher’s profession, an important role in society and the impact of their work on our safe daily live with special attention to inspire the young to embark science careers. Sawe activities will bring closer to the public, especially to youngster, also the human, caring face of scientists with sense for humor and fun. For that purpose, we will implement awareness campaign with pre-events, “Stand-up Science” in 2018, 2019 and public-call for (pre)schoolchildren. On the last September, Fridays in 2018 (att. Cultural Heritage) and 2019 ERN will be organized with renewed programs in the festive and fun atmosphere. All Sawe events program activities aim at offering the public at large especially the young an opportunity to cooperate and socialize with researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. They include experiments, presentations, astronomy observations, workshops, researchers’ rock bands performed by researchers and students. Rawe ERN events will take place in Ljutomer, Maribor, Brežice, Koper, and Izola. Traditional cooperation of the primary and secondary schools’ winning teams of research and innovative projects in the frame of Youth for Maribor Progress (financed by Maribor Municipality) enable most promising youngsters to inspire their fellows and connect with the real scientists. The »European corners« will be in the heart of every RN location: Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows' witnesses, information how one can become a researcher, EC’s various actions, programs, actions (incl. HRS4R, RESAVER) to present how EU cares about its researchers. Finally, yet importantly, the impact assessment includes pre-study and research prior and after events using a paper-pencil method. The impact assessment foresees intercultural comparison of results after using the same methodology as selected ERN leading partners: Prona-Montenegro, the Maastricht University and the University of Latvia.


Net EU contribution
€ 94 734,75
Slomskov trg 15
2000 Maribor

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Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Podravska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

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