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Nacht der Wissenschaft in der Kiel Region 2020

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 955388

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    31 January 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 89 775

  • EU contribution

    € 89 775

Coordinated by:

KIEL REGION GMBH

Germany

Objective

Following the huge success of the Researchers NIGHTs 2016-2019, SCIENCE4FUTURE will significantly expand its scope. In 2020, Kiel Region’s 17 research organisations comprising all academic disciplines will be supported by researchers and visitors from neighbouring Denmark, marking the first Danish participation in the ERN since 2009. Together they will showcase their scientists and work to the public not only during the NIGHT in Kiel, but also throughout the year with a series of targeted pre-events across 6 regional cities (Kiel, Rendsburg, Eckernförde, Plön, Preetz and Flensburg). Supported by 40 public, private and non-governmental institutions, it will be the largest regional event dedicated to science. A multifaceted awareness campaign and live broadcasts during the NIGHT will reach 80% of the households. More than 150 activities will give the public a chance to personally talk, work and play with scientists thus breaking down stereotypes. SCIENCE4FUTURE will focus on the themes of Sustainability and Europe, both ideally suited to explain the social, environmental and economic benefits that our researchers achieve every day. Free shuttles buses and ferries will allow visitors (>20,000 expected) to see a broad range of local, national and European research projects in a variety of venues (malls, cinemas, night clubs). A targeted publicity campaign and a fun-filled programme aim at attracting children and young people to participate, including those less interested in academia. Simple “take-home” experiments for teachers, nursery staff and parents will ensure that the interest for research sparked during the NIGHT is kept alive afterwards. Moreover, academic support services (e.g.student admissions or diversity offices) will offer advice on career options. With the strong support of all stakeholders and the active involvement of over 300 researchers in the design and delivery of the programme SCIENCE4FUTURE is set to become a flagship event in Northern Germany.
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Coordinator

KIEL REGION GMBH

Address

Fraunhoferstrasse 2-4
24118 Kiel

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 89 775

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 955388

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    31 January 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 89 775

  • EU contribution

    € 89 775

Coordinated by:

KIEL REGION GMBH

Germany