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Researchers in chemistry supporting economy and society

Objective

"The project concept is based on results of previous public opinion surveys, and the wish of people Researchers Night to become a regular event in their city, where they can interact with researchers and entertain. The main goal is to enhance public recognition of researchers and their role in society and economy, to encourage young people in Bulgaria to embark on scientific career.
Main objectives:
-disclose talents and hidden sides of life and work of researchers, and change existing stereotypes about researchers and their profession
-raise awareness on the central role of researchers and their contributions to economy and society
-highlight EU emphasis on researchers and opportunities for them in the large European labour market
-make science and research career attractive for young people, and especially women
The target audience will be, first, young people – children, teen-agers, students, and second, their parents and the public at large, including industrial and non-governmental organisations. The activities will take place in largest Bulgarian cities – Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv, Rousse, Burgas and Stara Zagora, where researchers will meet people in universities, Cabinets of Curiosity, scientific cafés, Knowledge Transfer Kiosks, Innovation Fair, amuse them with verses, music life performances, experiments. European corner will inform about Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, EURAXESS, activities of FP7 People programme, success stories.
The Communications strategy will convey two important messages: ‘European Researchers discover the micro world’ and ‘Research is a passion for a whole life’. It will also look for synergy with the International Year of Chemistry, 100 anniversary of Nobel prize of Maria Curie and creation of atom model by Ruddurford, and contributions of women to science. Consortium capacity is shown already at previous Researchers Nights, and within partners’ collaboration in supporting researchers’ career, mobility and innovation."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia
Bulgaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 23 000
Administrative Contact
Roumen Nikolov (Prof.)

Participants (8)

CLUB YOUNG SCIENTISTS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
Ovcha Kupel 1 411-E-18
1632 Sofia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dimitar Grudev (Mr.)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 8 000
Address
Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tasho Tashev (Mr.)
TRAKIYSKI UNIVERSITET
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 8 600
Address
Students Campus Rectorat
6000 Stara Zagora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Stankov (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF RUSE ANGEL KANCHEV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 8 000
Address
Studentska Street 8
7017 Ruse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veliko Ivanov (Dr.)
PLOVDIVSKI UNIVERSITET PAISIY HILENDARSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 8 600
Address
24 Tzar Asen
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zapryan Kozludzhov (Mr.)
EDUCATIONAL CENTER - VARNA EOOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 8 000
Address
Ul.dragoman 3 Floor 2
9000 Varna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ani Kurteva (Ms.)
BURGAS FREE UNIVERSITY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 7 600
Address
San Stefano Street 62
8001 Burgas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milen Baltov (Prof.)
GIS-TRANSFERCENTER FOUNDATION
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Acad G Bonchev St Block 4
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kostadin Kostadinov (Prof.)