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Science in Motion for Friday Night Commotion 2020

Project description

Showcasing scientists and their research in Serbia

Lighten up your mind. This is the theme of this year’s European Researchers’ Night events in Serbia. Supported by the EU-funded SCIMFONICOM 2020 project, the Faculty of Physical Chemistry and the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering at the University of Belgrade will hold a range of activities in September 2020. The long list of scheduled events includes a series of interactive physical science demonstrations, a treasure hunt, visits to laboratories to see researchers in action, interactive digital media workshops, displays of EU projects and mobile science vans taking researchers to rural areas. Overall, the project’s aim is to raise public awareness about research and its benefits.


"SCIMFONICOM 2020 is a seven-month organized by the Faculty of Physical Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade. Within this project, Researchers’ Night event will be organized around the theme ""Lighten up your mind"" in 12 cities and 3 rural communities in Serbia.
The project is supported by prominent educational institutions such as Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Regional Centre for Talents.
The program planned to be organized on September 25 and 26, 2020 is envisaged to include a range of highly interesting and stimulating activities, from Power up the World (series of interactive demonstrations in the area of physical sciences); Power of life (series of interactive demonstrations in the area of life sciences); Power of mind (series of interactive demonstrations and workshops in the area of social sciences); Treasure Hunt (win an award by completing hands-on experiments); Science Up (short lectures and demonstrations regarding the scientific principles behind the things we use in our daily lives); Open Lab (visit to a research laboratory with opportunity to see researchers in action); Around the World in 60 days (interactive digital media workshop) and 10 most exciting scientific experiments (interactive lectures); European Corners (interactive display of EU projects in Serbia and trivia game challenging visitors knowledge) to Science Vans (mobile researchers’ teams in rural areas).
SCIMFONICOM 2020 is expected to continue contributing to the raising of public awareness about research (both in the area of natural and social sciences) and to bring researchers closer to the visitors by offering new activities and locations while obtaining greater support of educational institutions and other organizations towards RN main ideas. The project will take part in the regional RN network, bringing greater synergy at the regional and European level and emphasizing European character of RN."


Net EU contribution
€ 57 875,00

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 57 875,00

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