Skip to main content

Macaronesia’s Researchers' Night

Objective

Macaronesia is a biogeographical region of five archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean of which four are inhabited: Azores (Portugal), Canarias (Spain), Madeira (Portugal) and Cape Verde (Cape Verde). These islands share common geographical traits and cultural heritage, and have undergone a similar history since the beginning of the 15th century when they were discovered by Portuguese and Spanish sailors. Once major strategic outposts now they are considered as outermost (ultra-peripherical) regions of the EU (except Cape Verde, which declared its independence from Portugal in 1975). The population of Macaronesia is around 3 million inhabitants, corresponding to the size of a smaller EU country. The overall objective of this project is to organise a shared Researchers’ Night for the Macaronesia Region connecting the population of these islands under the umbrella of the universal language of science. By focusing on the scientific and technology areas identified in the Smart Specialization Strategies for the Canaries, Madeira and the Azores we will aim at raising public awareness for research areas that could be the greatest benefit for the Region. The project will support the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen's daily life. Public recognition will then result in public support that is much needed for the implementation of the smart specialisation strategies themselves.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2018
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

LA PALMA RESEARCH CENTRE FOR FUTURE STUDIES SL
Address
Calle El Castillo El Fronton 37
38787 Santa Cruz De La Palma
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 30 000

Participants (5)

FUNDO REGIONAL PARA A CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Rua Do Mercado 21
9500 326 Ponta Delgada
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Universidade da Madeira
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Praça Do Município
9000-081 Funchal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CANARIA PARQUE CIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 000
Address
Calle Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 000
Address
Molinos De Agua S/n
38071 La Laguna Tenerife
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations