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European Researchers’ Night 2005


All over Europe
23 September 2005
Organised by: the European Commission, in collaboration with a wide range of public and private institutions.

‘European Researchers’ Night’ is a pan-European event involving a wide range of scientific and research organisations – including museums, laboratories and academic institutions – hosting a variety of entertaining and fun events planned to run late into the night of Friday, 23 September. The aim is to give the public, and in particular young people, the opportunity to meet researchers within the context of festive and ‘fun’ activities and to highlight the appeal of pursuing a research career.

Events are expected to include:

  • science cafés
  • ‘open-house’ evenings at research facilities or museums allowing an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse of the research profession at work
  • ‘science in the streets’ activities demonstrating the concrete applications of research findings
  • x-ray laser demonstrations
  • Robot Asimo
    an array of other activities – films showings, science dinners, a crime in science museum, etc - aimed at encouraging closer contact with researchers and giving young people, in particular, the chance to meet, talk and, most of all, have fun
  • ASIMO, the Japanese-built, most advanced humanoid robot in the world, will be a star guest of the Brussels' Night.

This initiative is still open to proposals and ideas. If you wish to submit a proposal, please read carefully the attached note  PDF icon [157 Kb] and then fill in and return the attached form (RTF file, 97 Kb).

For further information or to discuss your ideas for a local event, please contact:

Colette Renier
European Commission
Directorate General for Research
Tel: +32 2 299 8876

Monika Adamova
Hill & Knowlton International, Contractor to the European Commission
Tel: +32 2 739 1673

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