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2021 European Researchers’ Night

24 September 2021
Europe-wide

The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives in fun, inspiring ways.

This year, the event will take place in 29 countries on Friday 24 September 2021.

The European Researchers' Night aims to

  • bring research and researchers closer to the public
  • promote excellent research projects across Europe and beyond
  • increase the interest of young people in science and research careers
  • showcase the impact of researchers’ work on people’s daily lives

In 2020, the European Researchers’ Night attracted over 2 million visitors in Europe and beyond.

Visit the events

Visit the events to meet researchers and discover the fascinating world of science in a fun and interactive environment – with family or on your own.

Children, young people and families will have the chance to meet researchers and discover research, science and innovation through a wide range of science shows, hands-on experiments, games, quizzes, competitions, exhibitions and digital activities.

Find out which events take place in your country and consult their websites for more information.

Researchers: Get involved!

Are you a researcher passionate about outreach and communication on science and research? 

The European Researchers' Night is a unique opportunity to engage with citizens of all ages to raise awareness about your research and its impact on society and to put your outreach skills to practice.

Reach out to the organisers of European Researchers’ Night events taking place near you to see how you can get involved. 

Consult the full list of projects and their websites for more information 

Project name Coordinating Group Country
Life is Science 2 ACIB GmbH Austria
WISENIGHT Bewise, Belgian Women In Science Belgium
RiNG-21 TIDEA Bosnia and Herzegovina
K-TRIO 5 Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski (SU) Bulgaria
ENGAGE Idryma Erevnas Kai Kainotomias (RIF) Cyprus
SCIENCzEch 2021 VSB -Technical University of Ostrava Czechia
SESAM UCPH Denmark
ERNest21 Sihtasutus Teaduskeskus AHHAA (Science Centre AHHAA Foundation) Estonia
INTERSECTIONS University of St Andrews EU-wide
TY2021 (Associated event) Jyväskylän yliopisto Finland
VOYAGES UBFC France
GeoLand 2021 (Associated event) Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Georgia
SCIENCE4FUTURE (Associated event) Kiel Region GMBH Germany
MARIE Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis Greece
FAWORIT 2021 (Associated event) RCISD Hungary
Our Science 2021 Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands Iceland
START (Associated event) Trinity College Dublin Ireland
ERN-Apulia3 University of Salento Italy
LEAF Frascati Scienza Italy
MEET (Associated event) Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca Italy
NET Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy
SHARPER - Sharing Researchers' Passion for Engaging Responsiveness Psiquadro Scarl Italy
SOCIETY Rinascimento CINECA Italy
SuperScienceMe Università della Calabria Italy
Sea in SHELL (Associated event) Università degli Studi di Messina Italy
SITC Universita Ta Malta (UOM) Malta
Montenight2021 Prirodnjacki Muzej Crne Gore - PMCG Montenegro
ECOResearchers4Earth Regional Government Poland
SOSNIGHT Poznan University of Technology Poland
REGGAE Ciencia Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica Portugal
SCICLI Universidade de Lisboa Portugal
SCIENCE CASTLE Reachingline Unipessoal LDA Portugal
MACARONIGHT 2021 LPRC - La Palma Research Centre Portugal, Spain
OpeningIpScience Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi Romania
R4H2021 Target Active Training Romania
ReCoN-nect Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) Romania
Reconnect Restart 3 Creative Educational Center Serbia
SCIMFONICOM 20.21 (Associated event) Univerzitetu u Beogradu - Fakultet za Fizičku Hemiju Serbia
ERN 2021 SVK Slovenska Organizacia Pre Vyskumnea Vyvojove Aktivity (SOVVA) Slovakia
NOCMOC Ustanova Hiša Eksperimentov Slovenia
ZATE University of Maribor Slovenia
EPSN 2021 Fundacion Epica La Fura Dels Baus Spain
EuNightCat21 (Associated event) Universitat de Girona Spain
G9NIGHT University of Oviedo Spain
GNIGHT Universidad de Vigo Spain
OPENRESEARCHERS2021 Fundación Descubre Spain
MadridERN2021 Fundación para el Conocimiento Madrimasd Spain
Science Wanderlust (Associated event) Esciencia Eventos Científicos SL Spain
Mednight El Caleidoscopio Proyectos de Ciencia y Cultura S.L. Spain, Greece, Malta, Italy, Cyprus
FF2021 Vetenskap & Allmanhet, VA Sweden
FOOD IQ University of Groningen The Netherlands
SciHo Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam The Netherlands
GREEN NIGHT Yasar University Turkey
SECC-SCIFEST (Associated event) Yenisehir Belediye Baskanligi (Mersin) / Yenisehir Municipality, Presidency Turkey
EXPLORATHON 2021 The University Court of the University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
Futures 2021 University of Bristol United Kingdom

Due to the current circumstances and national health measures in place, some events may take place digitally or in a hybrid mode.

Follow the Researchers’ Night online

Follow the European Researchers’ Night online on social media

Share your thoughts using the Twitter hashtags #EuropeanResearchersNight and #MSCANight.

More information on the European Researchers’ Night is available on the MSCA and Citizens page.  


Header image: © European Union, 2021.