• Status: Pastfrom 03-05-2017to 03-05-2017
  • Location:

    DG EAC Rue Joseph II 70 - Brussels/Belgium - Meeting room 00/13 B-1049

On 3 May, the European Commission organises in Brussels the European Researchers' Night Coordinators Day with the overall aim to gather the European Researchers' Night coordinators in a one-day event in Brussels.

The event has a threefold goal:

  • To identify and share some best practices from several funded projects while facilitating networking among the different coordinators of the European Researchers' Night events across Europe
  • To discuss with, and learn from, the coordinators how to improve the European dimension of the European Researchers' Night events
  • To help to create the European Researchers' Night community feeling among the coordinators in order to motivate future collaborations, partnerships, common activities and sharing of knowledge

Target group: European Researchers' Night-funded project coordinators and associated events' coordinators

Date: 3 May 2017

Venue: rue Joseph II 70, meeting room 00/13 B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
Please see the Agenda below.


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The event will be held in English.

European Researchers' Night coordinators day event.

08.30 - 09.00 Welcome coffee and registration
09.00 - 09.15 Opening speech by Ms Reicherts
09.15-09.25 Description of the day's organisation (working groups, testimonials, interactive sessions, tips and tricks)
09.25 - 12.45 Interactive sessions



Moderator: Frank MARX
Rapporteur: Jozsef MIKITA

Specific issue Testimonials
Are science pills (short messages through social media, in particular YouTube) efficient? Giovanni MAZZITELLI, Frascati Scienza MADE IN SCIENCE, Italy: short promotional videos displayed through YouTube
One website, over 30 events Lena SÖDERSTRÖM, V-A, FF_16, Sweden, one website common to all locations throughout Sweden
Effectiveness of pre-events
motto, visual identity, common logo
Marta PINTO, Innovamais, SCIENCESCOVERY, Portugal (pre-event)
Maria Da Conceição LOPES CASANOVA, University of Lisbon, SCILIFE, Portugal (built-up activities)
10.55-11.15 Coffee break – Networking and Poster Session



Moderator: Bodo RICHTER
Rapporteur: Alexandra PEDERSEN GONCALVES

Involvement of MSC fellows Tanja ANADJEVIC, Institut za bioloska Istrazivanja, REFOCUS, Serbia (presentations EU programmes, networking facilities, meeting with fellows)
Are science pills (short messages through social media, in particular YouTube) efficient? Alexandros IAKOVIDIS and George FANOURAKIS, CERTH (105 EU-funded PEDERSEN GONCALVES researchers, of which 42 MSC)
Boosting researchers' communication skills Claire DUPOUET, Université de Dijon, CREATIVITY, France (coaching, special training for "great experiment", coaching of mediators, tips and tricks for researchers in contact with public)
Leonardo ALFONSI, PSIQUADRO, SHARPER (tutoring by expert science communicators, in service training, active participation of researchers in the different phases of the 2016/17 FameLab Italy competition, periodical meetings between Psiquadro team, storytelling training activities, Citizen Science Association support
12.45 - 13.45 Lunch offered – Networking

13.45 – 15.00


Moderator: François WILLEKENS
Rapporteur: Cristina PADUCEA

Small is beautiful or think big (limited or large partnerships?) Sharon YANAI, MADATECH, ERNI 2016-17, Israel (14 legal participants)
Wilfried LEPUSCHTIZ, PRIA, BE SCIENCED, Austria (one legal participant)
One single participant , several subcontractors Teresa BARBADO, MADRIMASD, MADRIDERN 2016-17, Spain (use of the so-called "Northern model " as of 2014)
Consortium agreement or not? Brigita KRSNIK, University of Maribor, SCIFE, Slovenia
Involvement of private sector Béla KARDON, Bay Zoltan Alkalmazott Kutatasi Kozhasznu non-profit kft, FAWORIT, Hungary (involvement of the company ERICCSON for several years)
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break and Poster Session

15.30 – 16.30


Moderator: Manel LAPORTA GRAU
Rapporteur: Youlia TOURNAIRE

Which indicators and instruments to use? Esmay WALKER, University of Huddersfield, STEAM, United Kingdom (observation sheets, drawing activity, addressing schools groups ex ante, token poll, career questionnaires (school pupils), business questionnaires (distributed via 3M Buckley Innovation Centre)
Internally conducted or externalised? Miguel CARRASCO, Fundación DESCUBRE, OPEN RESEARCHERS
Mairead HURLEY, Dublin Science Gallery, Research, Ireland (questionnaire prepared by specialised professor)
Rewarding the participation: worth doing? Zdravko GRUBAC, TIDEA, RING 2016-17, Bosnia and Herzegovina
16.30-16.45 Conclusions by Alessandra Luchetti


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