Interested in attracting people to research? Then join the European Researchers’ Night!
It is a Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning. It takes place each year on the last Friday in September. More than 30 countries and over 300 cities are involved.
The events showcase what researchers really do for society, in interactive and engaging ways, and promote research careers to young people and their parents.
This action is meant for any legal entity that is capable of organising the event and is established in an EU Member State or Associated Country . This will often involve coordinating regional, national or international partners.
For example: private and public research organisations, companies, public authorities, schools, science museums, parent-teacher organisations, EU mobility centres for researchers, foundations or the media may apply.
Any event that boosts public awareness of the positive role of research in society, especially among young people, can be supported. European Union funded researchers should interact as much as possible with visitors and show how their research has an impact on people’s daily lives.
Funding covers any expenses linked to the organisation of a research outreach event. It can be spent on preparations and publicity, the event itself and assessment of its impact.
Activities that can be supported include:
This list is by no means exhaustive… be creative!
Grants can cover up to two years. Their value varies according to the scale of the events proposed.
Proposals are submitted in reply to a biennial call for proposals. All open calls and related information such as the Guide for Applicants and full eligibility criteria can be found at the Participant Portal.
Further information about the events is available on the European Researcher's Night webpage.