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Catalan European Researchers' Night

Project description

Raising awareness about research and its contributions in Catalonia

The European Researchers’ Night events take place every year all over Europe, targeting the general public with the aim of raising awareness about research and its contributions. The EU-funded EuNightCat20 project is organising activities in Catalonia. On 27 November 2020, more than 250 activities will be led by seven partners in the region and will be articulated around five themes: researchers will talk about their work at schools; the Horizon Europe programme will be presented; videos will be produced featuring researchers’ activities; an exhibition showcasing the work of 30 women researchers from Catalonia will take place; various activities will be organised in malls or markets to reach a large public. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all activities will be prepared in both physical and virtual formats. All the information can be found in www.lanitdelarecerca.cat.

Objective

The Catalan European Researchers’ Night 2020 (EuNightCat20) project consists in a one-year proposal for 2020, with many different activities hold all around Catalonia. In September 25th 2020, seven different partners will coordinate more than 250 activities which will be performed from north-east (Girona), to the north-west (Lleida), going through the center of Catalonia (Osona), Barcelona and arriving at the south (Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre). The proposal has a main subject based on let the general public to aware about the next mission-oriented program of European Commission (EU), mainly in the idea of how Researchers can help to change the world, to a better world (Researchers for Change). All these activities will be tagged within the different missions proposed by EU to show how important are they to meet the different challenges. EuNightCat20 is divided in five common activities at all locations: (a) Research meets Schools During Friday morning, researchers are going to schools to show their research and vice versa. Researcher will encourage students to follow a scientific career; (b)Catalan European Researchers’ Night – More than 200 activities are programmed all around Catalonia during Friday evening/night. A common European Corner will be allocated in each location for people to proposed project/solutions/ideas within each missionspecial attention will be paid to Horizon Europe Missions; (c) Researchers on the way – Common project where Researchers participating in the ERN will record short videos explaining, while they are travelling to the office/lab by train, walking, car, bike, etc. what is their Research about. The videos will be used to promote researchers, research and EuNightCat20; (d) Women in Science –Exhibition of 30 Catalan researcher women will be shown in each location, with the physical presence of them in the different locations; (e) Stumble upon Research – During Saturday morning, research will be found in daily places (malls, markets)

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Net EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Address
Placa sant domenec 3
17004 Girona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 13 500,00

Participants (6)