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Researchers imagine the Future

Objective

"Under the banner of EU 2020 innovation initiative, the Researchers' Night 2012 will be run in France around the theme: Imagine the Future. Over 15 sites across the country will allow nearly 20,000 visitors to meet and exchange with over 400 researchers working on a multidisciplinary range of scientific disciplines, ranging from Social Sciences to fundamental and applied sciences. The “RIF” project has been specifically designed to overcome the stereotype of researchers working alone in their laboratories without any further contact with the “real” world. By following a new and innovative way of discovering science through art and entertainment this project aims at enhancing public recognition of the researchers, their role in society and the importance of scientific research to the public day-to-day life.
In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, visitors will have the opportunity to express their feelings, and opinions about both the researchers’ work and their role in society. Reciprocally, researchers will have the opportunity to express their concerns about their work. Furthermore, as if they were in front of a crystal ball, participant researchers will be asked to imagine what the future will be like in 30 years. They will have to imagine the evolution of their research, and the effects it will be likely to have on the world and society.Special attention will be paid to young public, using an accessible language adapted for non scientists.
Activities foreseen throughout the RIF’s project range from treasure hunting, face-to-face meeting,
to the creation of a surprising universe of projected lights and lasers. RIF project proposes to discover how researchers imagine future societies and try to shape them, to discover talented junior’s researchers work and cutting-edge research. Researchers' Night 2012 will focus on the diversity and cross existing research, while putting out that Researchers are also ordinary people working for a better future for all of us."

Field of science

  • /social sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

POLE DE DIFFUSION DE LA CULTURE SCIENTIFIQUE ILE DE FRANCE
Address
Rue Jean Rostand - Parc Orsay Universite 26
91400 Orsay
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 35 500
Administrative Contact
Didier Michel (Mr.)

Participants (11)

BREST'AIM SA
France
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
Rue Dupleix 3
29200 Brest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Rognant (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 16 000
Address
Esplanade Erasme Maison De L Universite
21078 Dijon Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lionel Maillot (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE
France
EU contribution
€ 11 500
Address
1 Rue Claude Goudimel
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claire Dupouet (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION CAP SCIENCES-CENTRE DE CULTURE SCIENTIFIQUE TECHNIQUE ET INDUSTRIELLE BORDEAUX-AQUITAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 13 000
Address
Quai De Bacalan Hangar 20
33300 Bordeaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Blandine De La Rochebrochard (Mrs.)
SOCIETE D'ECONOMIE MIXTE D'EXPLOITATION DE CENTRES CULTUREL EDUCATIF ET DE LOISIRS SEM
France
EU contribution
€ 11 500
Address
Av Jean Gonord
31506 Toulouse
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Regnier (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN NORMANDIE
France
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Rue Thomas Becket 1 Mont Saint Aignan
76821 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yamina Bensaadoune (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DU MANS
France
EU contribution
€ 12 000
Address
Avenue Olivier Messiaen
72085 Le Mans
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claire Philippe (Ms.)
COMUNAUTE D'UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 14 000
Address
92 Rue Du Pasteur
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Lussault (Mr.)
Centre de Culture Scientifique et Technique d'Angers Terre des Sciences Association
France
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Boulevard Beaussier 29
49000 Angers
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean Pierre Jandot (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stéphanie Henot (Ms.)
CONNAISCIENCES LANGUEDOC ROUSSILONASSOCIATION DE PREFIGURATION DU CENTRE REGIONAL DE CULTURE SCIENTIFIQUE TECHNIQUE ET INDUSTRIELLE DU LANG
France
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Rue Auguste Broussonnet 163
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Judith Joly (Ms.)