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Building science among all, the key role of researchers

Project description

Supporting public recognition of researchers in Madrid

Research and innovation have an essential impact on citizens’ daily life. However, researchers' contribution is often poorly understood. The EU-funded ERNMadrid2020 project will increase knowledge of research and innovation activities and encourage young people to embark on scientific careers. To that end, it will organise a programme of 107 festive activities across the region of Madrid in November 2020, bringing together researchers and the general public. The events will address the public at large, science-addicts and science 'reluctants', with particular focus on university students and also children of primary and secondary schools. It will involve researchers and Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows, regional and academic authorities, universities, research centres, museums, hospitals, NGOs, foundations and industry in the region of Madrid.


The European Researchers’ Night in Madrid will bring together researchers to the general public and will increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen's daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on scientific careers.
ERNMadrid will implement it by means of a set of 107 festive activities to be carried out in the Region of Madrid on the morning and evening of the 27th and 28th of November 2020. Pre-events will be also organized in summer and after the summer holiday if circumstances allow. One of the biggest will take place in the framework of Madrid Science and Innovation Fair that will organized from the 1st to the 15th of November 2020 to reinforce and prepare the coming Night. Sport competitions as pre-events will be held during September and October and another in December 2020 as post event, if circumstances allow.
The activities will be addressed to public at large, science-addicts and science-reluctant, children, families, teachers, elderly, people regardless their scientific background with a special focus on young people: secondary and primary school students with the main purpose of encouraging STEM subjects and science careers, university students and also vocational education and training students. The event will involve researchers, other researchers benefited by EU funds, especially the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows, Regional and Academic authorities, stakeholders and managers from universities, research centres, museums, hospitals, NGOs, foundations and industry (Spin offs, SME or Large Companies) in the Region of Madrid.



Net EU contribution
€ 142 000,00
6 calle del maestro angel llorca 3
28003 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other funding
€ 29 081,00