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Setting a New Stage in Portugal: Researchers and the public come together through Arts and Sports

Objective

Continuing the SettingTheStage project organized in 2009, scientists will be called again on stage to celebrate the Researchers’ Night 2010 not only through performing arts (incl. theatre) but also through sports. These media will allow scientists to express themselves, their visions and their work. SettingTheStage II brings back together entities from four major cities across Portugal (North, Centre, South) with the aim of creating multiple spaces where scientists and the public can actively engage in the reality of being a scientist. At the core of the project is a series of arts performances to be specifically produced for RN2010, designed to stimulate reflection, discussion and debate on topics related to researchers and their everyday lives: the power and limits of their research, the impact of their research in society. Researchers and arts performers will work together to produce several performances, aimed at different age groups. In the same way, researchers and the public will share and discuss scientific concepts linked to the sports activities that will be organized during the event. Themes for the activities will be, among others, linked to the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity and the World Day of the Heart, which will be celebrated at the end of September. Artistic performances and sport activities will be complemented with interactive hands-on activities, from small experiments and demos for youngsters, to speed-dating sessions with scientists, science cafe/bar and visits to museums. Awareness will be achieved through a concerted marketing campaign, bringing together the expertise and resources of all partners involved, including the maintenance/updating of the 2009 project design/image, website and blog. SettingTheStage II brings back together a large number of partners involved in the 2009 edition committed to guarantee a successful action.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/performing arts

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 13 739,43
Administrative Contact
Sónia Pereira (Ms.)

Participants (8)

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR E CELULAR-IBMC
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 4 448,85
Address
Rua Alfredo Allen 208
4200 135 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Suzana Machado (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO EM ASTRONOMIA E ASTROFISICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 2 584,40
Address
Rua Das Estrelas
4150 762 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elsa Silva (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO CIENTIFICA TROPICAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 12 921,99
Address
Rua Da Junqueira 30
1349 007 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Domingues (Ms.)
ASSOCIACAO VIVER A CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 7 384
Address
Rua Latino Coelho 14-3 Dt
1050 136 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Marçal (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 6 953,93
Address
Campus De Penha
8005 139 Faro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Amaro (Mr.)
NATURANAUTICA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 9 322,30
Address
Universidade Do Algarve, Campus De Gambelas, Pavilhao A4
8005 226 Faro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Barradas (Prof.)
FUNDACAO MUSEU DA CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 11 722,10
Address
Largo Marques De Pombal - Edificio Chimico
3000-272 Coimbra
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ana Gouveia (Ms.)
FUNDACAO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 923
Address
Avenida Berna 45
1000 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Mário Leite (Dr.)