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European Researchers' Night 2020 in Malopolska (Malopolska Researchers' Night 2020)

Project description

Polish researchers take centre stage in southern cities

Researchers in Poland’s southern province of Małopolska will be in for a treat again! The 14th European Researchers' Night (ERN) will be held in eight cities in the province: Kraków, Tarnów, Nowy Sącz, Niepołomice, Oświęcim, Skawina, Chrzanów and Limanowa. The EU-funded Researchers4ECO project will help organise this event, which draws more than 1 000 people each year; the aim is to showcase scientific community and encourage the participation of the residents of various parts of the region as well as the whole country. Titled 'How do researchers change our world?', the event will feature interactive workshops, demos and experiments as well as meetings with researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of scientists in the fight against various environmental threats as well as against air pollution.

Objective

"European Researchers’ Night (ERN) in Malopolska will be organised for the 14th time in our region. The event will be held in 8 cities of the Malopolska Region (Kraków, Tarnów, Nowy Sącz, Niepołomice, Oświęcim, Skawina, Chrzanów and Limanowa) to show the wide scientific heritage, with access not being a barrier to the participation of the residents of various parts of the region as well as the whole country. Events will be organized in approx. 50 locations in ca. 30 partner institutions (both those included in the project consortium and other partners involved in the organization of the ERN program in all cities). Researchers from participating institutions prepared approx. 1,500 different activities, including e.g. interactive workshops, demos and experiments, meetings with researchers etc. The preparation of such a diverse programme will involve approx. 1,500 people every year: scientists, R&D employees from companies and students, as well as 60 science clubs. ERN 2020 will be organized under the slogan ""How do researchers change our world?"" Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of scientists in the fight against various environmental threats, as well as against air pollution (including smog and climate changes) - they will share their discoveries with the ERN participants that aim to save our planet. An important distinction of the ERN among other events is that we focus on interactivity. During the RN, the researchers present their work combining learning with entertainment (edutainment), to make children and young people as passionate about science as possible. But the participants themselves will feel like real researchers performing unusual experiments under the watchful eye of their mentors. The project has European dimension – due to its broad and diversified awareness campaign, we estimate that 4 million people will be made aware of the project and its objectives. Duration of the project: 1.05.-31.12.2020"

Coordinator

MALOPOLSKA VOIVODSHIP
Net EU contribution
€ 29 000,00
Address
Basztowa, 22
PL31-156 Krakow
Poland

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 76 635,00

Participants (9)