"European Researchers' Night has been successfully implemented in Slovakia from 2007 and has covered 5 from 8 regions all over Slovakia. In 2017 festival took place in 5 cities, the event featured more than 1.470 researchers and innovators and was attended by uEuropean Researchers' Night has been successfully implemented in Slovakia from 2007 and has covered 5 from 8 regions all over Slovakia. In 2017 festival took place in 5 cities, the event featured more than 1.470 researchers and innovators and was attended by up to 155.000 visitors. The core element of the project success is the close communication and cooperation with R&I community. Festival programme gives enough space to all scientific disciplines and tries to cover every field of research in Slovakia. Increasing of young people attendance, namely pupils and students, is supported by creative activities and direct communication with researchers not only from academic community but also innovative companies.
The main objectives are to increase awareness of research and public recognition of researchers and their work by presenting latest outcomes and encourage young people to embark on research career and stimulate their interest in study of STEM disciplines.
The concept for ERN 2018-2019 will have the same focus, but with two different themes. The main theme of ERN 2018 in Slovakia is “Researchers in us” and for 2019 will be “Try it! It´s SCIENCE”. Active participation of researchers from different institutions focusing on various subjects of research will create great platform for showing young people how lively and impulsive could scientific career be. People will have an opportunity to spend all day visiting different presentations, stands, lectures and discussions, testing scientific applications, and getting in touch with real researchers. Thanks to these direct exchanges and discussions they can discover the ""human face"" of researchers and are more likely to remember their successes or stories."
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