Barcelona, Saló Daurat de la Casa Llotja de Mar
23 September 2005, from 20:00 to midnight
the Ministry of Universities, Research and Information Society (Office for the European Area of Knowledge) and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation.
About 100 young people will share a dinner in Barcelona with scientists, politicians, journalists and businessmen to debate how science is able to offer solutions to the main problems that affect our everyday life. Each table will discuss a different subject, such as natural catastrophes, major diseases (cancer, HIV/Aids, etc.), environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, competitiveness or research and innovation priorities for the future.
This activity aims to promote social debate about the role that science and technology have to play in our societies, and to give the public – particularly young people – the chance of getting to know researchers in a relaxed and informal way.
This event is linked to the activities of the Programme for the Promotion and Communication of Scientific and Technological Culture, developed by the Government of Catalonia. It includes different sorts of initiatives to ‘popularise’ Albert Einstein’s theories, coinciding with the World Year of Physics 2005.