• Status: Upcomingfrom 25-09-2017to 26-09-2017

The 'Science is wonder-ful' event is approaching!

Registrations are now open for the 2017 edition of the event. Due to the limited amount of space, the registrations will be based on a 'first come first served' basis.

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Free and open to the public, the 'Science is wonder-ful' event aims to stimulate interest in and curiosity for science and research through a set of ‘edutainment’ activities, challenge the communication skills of the researchers present at the event, and bring together the researcher community with the public at large.

This 2017 'Science is wonder-ful!' event in Brussels will present some novelties with respect to the previous edition. Indeed, the main event is split into two main activities: the 1stFalling Walls Lab- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions on 25 September at the House of European History and the European Researchers' Night in the Parlamentarium, on 26 and 27 September with a myriad of activities to all as a launch event to kick off the 2017 European Researchers' Night around Europe.

Where fun meets science:

During the European Researchers' Night event you will have the possibility to meet EU funded projects and researchers in different domains in and outside the venue during 2 days. Be engaged in science and research!

As MSCA, the event will be open to all domains bringing research to the public through hands-on experiments and many other sorts of activities for all. Live experiments, face-to-face chats with current researchers, a trip through the European Union integration, the 100.000thFellows Award Ceremony and a debate, will be only some of what will be on offer at this event on 26 and 27 September organised by the European Commission and the European Parliament in Brussels.

Bus facilities are available for all Belgian schools interested. First come, first served! 


"Falling Walls Lab" on the 25th of September 2017 in Brussels for on-going MSCA researchers in the context of the European Researchers' Night 2017 to promote breakthrough scientific projects.

What is the 'Falling Walls Lab'?

The 'Falling Walls Lab-– Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions' is a science contest to showcase the most promising scientific projects. On-going MSCA researchers have the opportunity to present in a three minutes pitch their research to a distinguished jury representing science and business organisations. All scientific disciplines are eligible and contestants are selected based on an open call. The winner of 'Falling Walls Lab–Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions' will be invited to the Finale in Berlin in November 2017 where 100 promising researchers from around the world will compete to present their projects. The three winners of the Finale in Berlin are awarded the title of "Young Innovator of the year", receive a cash prize and get the opportunity to give their talk on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2017 in front of 600 guests.

Are you currently a MSCA researcher? Apply to the Falling Walls Lab – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

This year's edition of the European Researchers' Night in Brussels is particularly special, featuring the scientists representing the 100 000th MSCA Fellows in the Award Ceremony.

The MSCA earlier this year announced the funding of its 100 000th fellow. To celebrate this significant milestone, the European Commission is showcasing 30 exemplary researchers (among them 18 women) and their projects funded by the MSCA within the European Researchers' Night in Brussels, highlighting the programme's commitment to excellence and worldwide mobility in research.

Science is wonder-ful! is a public and open event for all to get a taste of science.

The European Commission organises bus facilities to facilitate the participation of Belgian schools to attend the event at any time on 26 and 27 September. Please send your request of buses to the registration tool available in this page. We will contact you as soon as possible with a confirmation and a timeslot proposal to attend the event.

Please be aware that no food may be introduced in the Parlamentarium's venue. There is a bar service within the venue where children and teachers can buy a sandwich pack or eat their sandwich in the Esplanade, outside. Similarly, please note that by attending the event, you accept that photos and videos of attendees may be recorded by the European Commission for communication purposes.

The European Researchers' Night is a European Commission's flagship initiative aiming at bringing researchers and the general public closer, to dispel stereotypes concerning researchers and research field, and to encourage young people to embark careers in research.

Over 1 million visitors attend the NIGHT simultaneously on the last Friday of September in almost 30 countries and more than 340 cities. Find your nearest event here.