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Research Fun for Society

Objective

The main objective of the Project is to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientist’s profession; to show the impact of sciences such as biology, chemistry and environmental science on everyday human life; to show researchers as ordinary people; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to attract young people to research careers. Aim of the activities is to enhance public recognition
of researchers and their role in Latvian society. The theme of the Research Fun in Latvia is “Life in diversity”. The theme will not be strictly followed. A number of relaxing, attractive, amazing and interactive events will be organised in five towns - Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Jelgava and Ventspils. The project will be realised by joint efforts of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, 4 Universities, several research institutes and with participation of museums and library. The Research Fun will be preceded by a promotion campaign in mass media. The scope of activities will include development of a European stand, organisation of a Café Scientifique; scenic play performed by researchers; arranging a series of events with scientific interactive experiments, meetings discussions and quizzes in research institutes and universities. An opinion survey will be performed to size up the viewpoints of public on the event and researchers’ profession. The opinion poll results and analysis of Internet comments on the event will allow to evaluate the impact of Research Fun and collect ideas for future activities. The event will be documented in video-film for demonstration on TV and recording in DVD for wide distribution.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA
Address
Akademijas Laukums 1
1050 Riga
Latvia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 9 232
Administrative Contact
Maija Bundule (Dr.)

Participants (9)

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 8 470
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ligita Liepina (Ms.)
DAUGAVPILS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 5 705
Address
Vienibas Street 13
5401 Daugavpils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diana Soldane (Ms.)
RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 4 200
Address
Dzirciema Street 16
1007 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irina Kuklica (Ms.)
LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 2 673
Address
Liela Iela 2
3001 Jelgava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ina Alsina (Dr.)
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 1 776
Address
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnis Kokorevics (Dr.)
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 6 000
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laila Elina (Ms.)
REZEKNES TEHNOLOGIJU AKADEMIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 2 920
Address
Atbrivosanas Aleja 115
LV-4601 Rezekne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lolita Kivleniece-Kuznecova (Ms.)
VENTSPILS AUGSTSKOLA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 2 262
Address
Inzenieru Iela 101
LV3600 Ventspils
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karina Krinkele (Ms.)
LATVIJAS ORGANISKAS SINTEZES INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 1 762
Address
Aizkraukles 21
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dace Karkle (Ms.)