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Women In Science Night: Celebrate science, sustainability and gender diversity: Women researchers on earth, in the oceans, in space ... and in Brussels

Objective

With this project, we aim to bring researchers closer to the general public and stimulate the interest in science careers among young people. Citizens of all ages will be able to discover research focusing on three natural environments permitting them to exchange ideas and experiences with scientists. The events take place in various inspiring locations in Brussels, capital of EU, so it is also a place-discovery of historic and natural landmarks to conduct research. The unique features of the WISENIGHT proposal are: Focus on gender diversity in scientific careers by showcasing women role models; Link between sciences and the arts by movie screenings and integrating a photo exhibition created for the occasion; Inclusive in all its aspects by involving many types of research actors in the local ecosystem (French and Dutch) and addressing a diverse public (all ages, all socio-economic backgrounds). To achieve this, we will organise more than eighty activities engaging the audience like Demonstrations focused on sustainability and climate change; Arts & Science exhibitions portraying female scientists, Workshops focusing on new trends in science and technology such as water and solar power & food of the future, A movie aiming to present issues related to gender equity. Our awareness campaign will be one of the successful key points in this project. A dedicated media plan has been designed and a specialized press office will be involved to promote the activities in the most important newspapers and TV channels at national level, also promoting our outreach events throughout the whole year on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). In order to evaluate the impact of our project, we will analyse the target audience reached during the WISENIGHT; measure the increase of knowledge and promotion of the researcher's figure; evaluate how much and which media have influenced the dissemination activities; and understand the level of appreciation of the events.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2020bis
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Coordinator

BEWISE, FEMMES ET SCIENCES EN BELGIQUE-VROUWEN EN WETENSCHAPPEN IN BELGIE
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 55 250

Participants (6)

KONINKLIJKE STERRENWACHT VAN BELGIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 45 710
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 68 221,25
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
JEUNESSES SCIENTIFIQUES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 500
Address
Avenue Laterale 17
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
GOODPLANET BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Edinburgstraat 26
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EKOLI
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 19 150
Address
Zwijnaardesteenweg 515
9000 Gent
Activity type
Other
BOS+ VLAANDEREN VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 4 250
Address
Geraardsbergsesteenweg 267
9090 Melle
Activity type
Other