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REsearchers' Nights organized by Athens area Research Institutions to convey the science benefits to the public and motivate young people to science careers

Objective

"A diverse team of experts in scientific research and science communication from leading Research Institutes and Educational Organizations, located in the Athens Metropolitan area and with satellite installations and collaborators all over Greece, is formed to organize the Researcher's Night activities for the years 2018 and 2019. By adopting the concept “Science invites People”, we propose a large scale ReN, in 2018, at NCSR-Demokritos, the largest Science Research campus in Attica and Greece, and a similar event in 2019 at ""Hellenic Cosmos"" the Cultural Centre of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, an ultra-modern Cultural Centre and Museum that stands out for its innovative programs, organized by the National Observatory of Athens. Based on past experience, we plan activities for an expected attendance of many thousand visitors. Our proposal involves activities from several scientific domains exemplifying in many cases the benefits of Interdisciplinarity. The activities will include the organization of pre-events, as part of the awareness campaign, as well as parallel events in three regions across Greece including Iraklion Crete, Rethymnon Crete, Corinth, Patras, Kalamata and Xanthi, where participating Institutions have satellite installations, so as to maximize impact and reach. The purpose of the project is to convey to the general public the key ideas that Research is a necessary ingredient for progress, the Researchers are an integral part of the community and their profession is both fun, challenging, interesting and worth pursuing. The presentation of the work of the scientists to the Greek public will showcase the importance of scientific and technological breakthroughs leading to inventions and opportunities which benefit society in many ways. The special activities addressed to kids will motivate young people to choose science careers when they grow up."

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2018
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Coordinator

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 55 870

Participants (6)

ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 36 075
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 23 125
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 20 905
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 17 945
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
IDRIMA MEIZONOS ELLINISMOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 10 360
Address
Pireos 254
177 78 Athina Tavros
Activity type
Research Organisations
EPISTIMI EPIKOINONIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 20 720
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 210
15231 Chalandri
Activity type
Other