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"Belgian Researchers Animating a Night on the theme of ""Science at home"""

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316559

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 124 257

  • EU contribution

    € 75 000

Coordinated by:

DIENST VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJKE EN TECHNISCHE INFORMATIE- SERVICE D'INFORMATION SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE

Belgium

Objective

"On the 28th of September 2012, Six events will be organized in five Belgian cities in the frame of the European Researchers’ night : Brussels (2); Charleroi, Liège, Louvain-la-Neuve and Mons.

For this edition, 17 partners agreed to animate the different events on the theme of “Science@home” : How science, research and innovation are indispensable in a normal house, and how they will improve our daily life and our houses in the (near) future...

This theme will enable the citizens to better understand and appreciate the work of researchers but also the role of innovation to transform research results in concrete (daily) applications.

Before the night, young people will be invited through a wide communication campaign, to draw the ""house of the future"" and to come afterwards to the nearest organized event if they were close from reality !

Animations, games, experiments, discussions, films, and other activities will make this event dynamic. The interaction between researchers and visitors will enhance the recognition of the role of the researchers in society and in daily life. It will also promote the careers of researchers among the younger public. Finally, this will help the public to go beyond certain preconceptions about researchers and show that these are not odd characters stuck in a laboratory, but people like you and me."

Coordinator

DIENST VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJKE EN TECHNISCHE INFORMATIE- SERVICE D'INFORMATION SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE

Address

Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30
1000 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 26 624,40

Administrative Contact

Bernard Delhausse (Dr.)

Participants (7)

MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 899,25

KONINKLIJKE STERRENWACHT VAN BELGIE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 6 996

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 12 998,75

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 11 001,60

UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 9 381

MATERIA NOVA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 605

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 4 494

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316559

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 124 257

  • EU contribution

    € 75 000

Coordinated by:

DIENST VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJKE EN TECHNISCHE INFORMATIE- SERVICE D'INFORMATION SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE

Belgium