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Explore Unknown WORLDs

Objective

In France, few people usually attend science events. We propose an original and innovative programme in order to raise people's interest in research. We intend to reach a large audience with many first-time visitors: a total of 25000 attendees and a broader audience of 6 million people. Our strategy will be to point out that the Researcher’s Night is the only nation-wide event entirely dedicated to researchers, where a direct and extensive dialogue is possible. In order to attract the public, we will offer them to discover the researcher’s “Unknown Worlds”. This theme is catchy and linked with the profession of researcher. The unknown worlds in research are many and cover all fields of science: brain, infinitely small, unknown societies, etc. On September 27th, in 15 cities of France, unknown worlds will be created. In museum, libraries, and cinemas, various sceneries will be set up in relation with the researchers topics of interest. Moreover, each city will propose surprising meetings based on original ideas: playful participation to research, games with researchers, facilitators' interventions, etc. Those best practices have been successfully tested during the previous researcher’s nights we organised. Researchers and the public will gather for a playful, surprising, festive, and beautiful evening of enriching meetings. We think the chosen theme and the set up will allow long conversations with researchers, and that people will be seduced by these extraordinary explorations. They will feel much closer to the researchers thanks to the contact they will have with them. To organise this event in the French regions, we are a consortium of 12 partners specialised in scientific vulgarisation, and who are used to work with researchers. We frequently exchange on how to train researchers and on how to create original facilities and devices. We will also have two qualitative enquiries on the researcher’s image and on the efficiency of our awareness campaign made.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
Address
Esplanade Erasme Maison De L Universite
21078 Dijon Cedex
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 31 650
Administrative Contact
Raphael Bretin (Mr.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE
France
EU contribution
€ 26 060
Address
1 Rue Claude Goudimel
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claire Dupouet (Mrs.)
Centre de Culture Scientifique et Technique d'Angers Terre des Sciences Association
France
EU contribution
€ 11 610
Address
Boulevard Beaussier 29
49000 Angers
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Jandot (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION CAP SCIENCES-CENTRE DE CULTURE SCIENTIFIQUE TECHNIQUE ET INDUSTRIELLE BORDEAUX-AQUITAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 15 420
Address
Quai De Bacalan Hangar 20
33300 Bordeaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marianne Pouget (Mrs.)
BREST'AIM SA
France
EU contribution
€ 16 340
Address
Rue Dupleix 3
29200 Brest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Rognan (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DU MANS
France
EU contribution
€ 10 750
Address
Avenue Olivier Messiaen
72085 Le Mans
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laetitia Pennuen (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 10 500
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Etienne Haouy (Mr.)
LE GROUPE EL
France
EU contribution
€ 24 510
Address
Impasse Saint-cleophas 13
34070 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Judith Larnaud (Mrs.)
ASSOCIATION TRACES THEORIES ET REFLEXIONS SUR L APPRENDRE LA COMMUNICATION ET L EDUCATION SCIENTIFIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 6 020
Address
Rue Des Balkans 23
75020 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Meriem Fresson (Ms.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 11 180
Address
Route De Saclay
91128 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hedwige Pradel (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 15 960
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thérèse Quartiero (Mrs.)