European Researchers’ Night International Mersin Science Night (MERSCIN)

Call name: European Researchers’ Night 

Call ID: H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2018

Objective:

The European Researchers’ Night aims to bring researchers closer to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers’ work on citizen’s daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on research careers.

Scope:

The European Researchers’ Night takes place yearly, typically starting on the last Friday of the month of September, and is the occasion for a Europe-wide public and media event for the promotion of research careers, in particular towards young people and their families. Supported main events can last up to two full days: they can start on Friday and continue the following day. Pre-events can also be organised during spring or summer, prior to the main event in September.

Activities focus on the general public, addressing and attracting people regardless of the level of their scientific background, with a special focus on pupils and students. Activities can combine education aspects with entertainment, especially when addressing young audiences. They can take various forms, e.g. hands-on experiments, science shows, simulations, debates, games, competitions, quizzes, etc.

Where appropriate, engagement with educational institutions should be sought in order to encourage formal and informal science education with the aim to improve the scientific knowledge base.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased awareness among the general public of the importance of research and innovation and more favourable general attitude towards its public funding
  • Better understanding of the key benefits that research brings to society
  • Reduction in the stereotypes about researchers and their profession
  • Increase, in the long term, of people taking up research careers
  • Better understanding of the European Union among the general public


https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-night-2018