Would you like to learn first-hand about research and researchers? Did you ever think about becoming a researcher? Watch the video and get a taste of the latest Science is Wonder-ful! event.

On the 28 September 2016 in Brussels, the European Commission jointly with the Parlamentarium (European Parliament) is organising a European Researchers' Night event open for all to enjoy science while learning about the EU institutions, the journey of the European integration, and their impact on our daily lives.

The NIGHT event presents 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, a trip through the European Union integration, and a debate, are only some of what is on offer at this event in Brussels.

Bus facilities available for schools in Belgium, booking from 15 June - first come, first served!

Save the date and join us the 28 September at the Parlamentarium.

Check out what's on offer at the 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

Co-organised by

European Parliament
European Commission

In collaboration with

Ghent University
KU Leuven
Universiteit Antwerpen
Université catholique de Louvain: UCL
Université libre de Bruxelles
Université de Liège
Bibliotheekservice Fryslân
Cap Sciences
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