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Firwat net Fuerscher? (Why not researcher?)

Objective

The "Researchers in Europe Initiative" and the launching event by the European Commission of the initiative in June 2005 under Luxemburg?s presidency of the European Union have been the occasion to bring together partners from various backgrounds (educatio n, higher education, research, promotion of scientific culture) to start a campaign in order to promote the researcher?s profession. In Luxembourg, the majority of public and private research institutes developed their research activities very recently, since the late 1980s. The media and the general public are not really aware of the importance of scientific contributions or researchers? contributions to both, society and economy. Indeed the lack of a scientific journalism, as it is practiced in other Eu ropean countries (existence of popular periodicals, television magazines ?) led to the opinion that research activities seem to be carried out only by big foreign research institutes and that scientific research only happens outside Luxembourg. Consequentl y, most of the young people in Luxembourg think that the profession of a researcher does not offer real perspectives for the future. It is not considered as a serious alternative in the choice of a professional career. Other phenomena still have to be ana lysed, like the downward tendency of inscriptions in physics, mathematics, engineering and natural sciences. The consortium of partners under the present call suggests a coordination and promotion campaign to improve the awareness of the researcher?s prof ession as a real career option, comprising : ·new activities in collaboration with the most important media in Luxembourg to promote the researcher?s profession ·many existing activities that could be better coordinated with an increased visibility to th e general public or to other target groups such as children or students ·a qualitative survey to analyse the perception of the researcher?s profession, particularly by pupils/scholars who are

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-MOBILITY-13
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

MUSÉE NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE'
Address
Rue Münster 25
Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Participants (3)

FONDS NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE
Luxembourg
Address
Rue Antoine De Saint Exupery
1777 Luxembourg
LUXINNOVATION GIE
Luxembourg
Address
Rue Alcide Gaspari 7
Luxembourg
UNIVERSITÉ DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
Address
Avenue De La Faïncerie 162A
Luxembourg