Hamburg has been the place of four successful European Researchers’ Nights from 2009 to 2012 with around 30.000 visitors and more than four million people reached by the awareness campaign each year. Learning from our past events, we want to broaden our reach with a unique and attractive concept, for 2018 and 2019. RESEARCH RIDE will combine science and fun to raise awareness to the impact of research in our FUTURE LIFE, to enhance researchers’ public recognition and to stimulate interest in research careers. RESEARCH RIDE is a special train, operating between Hamburg’s main stations on the Hamburg metropolitan network on Friday night between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m reaching 70,000 people. Inside the waggons different event-formats will be presented, such as presentations, insta-photo booth, exhibitions, elevator-pitches, speed dating with experts, TED talks etc. Direct interaction between the public and MSC researchers and project coordinators of many trendy and entertaining EU funded projects on the train, will be provided in an exciting atmosphere for young people between 14 and 25 years. Additionally, side-events taking place in seven metro stations on the line of the RESEARCH RIDE will be promoted directing the visitors to many research associated locations. With the help of the Young European Federalists of Hamburg, in order to create a better understanding of the EU and promote European networking, the EU waggon during the event will visualize the spirit and role of the EU in general with a particular focus on its predominant part in research. To maximize the outreach outcome of the European Researchers’ Night, essential pre-events will take place during the Hamburg Climate Week. A trendy cultural (i.e. open-air movie-screenings) and educational programme (workshops with school children inside the Climate Planet preparing material presented during the RESEARCH RIDE) will advertise the proposed RESEARCH RIDE. So let’s take a walk on the RESEARCH RIDE!
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