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On the 23 September in Brussels, the 10th Anniversary of the European Researchers' Night celebrated science in the EU with an event open for all.

For 10 years, the European Researchers' Night has brought science to the masses with events across Europe.

The Night events present projects from Marie Skłodowska-Curie researchers in order to get people, especially young people, interested and engaged in science and research.

Live experiments, face-to-face chats with current researchers, quick-fire 3-minute presentations of projects from the people involved and an exhibition of the top inventions and discoveries given life thanks to EU support were just some of what was on offer at the anniversary event.

Commissioner Navracsics meets a researcherScience at workSpeaker at the eventRobots on displayA chance to meet researchers
Trying it for yourselfDebateEU CornerExplore the invisibleResearchers and visitorsLive experimentsMore live experimentsThe teamMeet the researchersInteractive exhibitionsLive experimentsQuiz standResearch wallScience explainedCommissioner Navracsics watches an experimentCommissioner Navracsics plays with fire

Researchers' stories

Alexandros Iakovidis

"Months of hard work for one night, worth it when you see the ecstatic look on a child's face as they watch an experiment."

  • Alexandros IAKOVIDIS
  • Coordinator, CERTH (Centre for Research and technology Hellas)
  • Greece

Helin Haga

"A wonderful journey from a relatively small scale event to a huge umbrella event linking up all corners of Estonia. New and exciting activities are added every year. We show that research can change the world."

  • Helin HAGA
  • Coordinator, Science Foundation AHHAA
  • Estonia

Isabel Varela-Nieto

"A splendid initiative, a great opportunity to interact with people in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and sharing."

  • Isabel VARELA
  • Biochemistry researcher
  • Spain

Jan Turna

"The power to change public opinion about science and scientists, showing their work in an amazing and accessible way, attracting young people to science careers."

  • Prof. RNDd Jan TURNA CSc
  • Director general, Slovak Centre of scientific and technological information
  • Slovakia

Peter Lewinski

"A unique opportunity to showcase my "Face Reader"( basic and applied research on emotional responses, using our advanced facial coding system), in a relaxed atmosphere with some interesting experiments. See you this year!"

  • Peter LEWINSKI
  • Marie Curie Research Fellow (CONCORT),
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School of Communication Research
  • Netherlands

Roberta Bottarin

"A great opportunity for researchers to present their work and to communicate with the general public. For the public a chance to touch, feel and smell science!

A tremendous team experience during which all have to speak the same language and support each other. And immense joy when a child, after having asked a million questions, says to you "these little animals are my friends now, I had so much fun!"

  • Roberta BOTTERIN
  • Researcher
  • Netherlands

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