As part of the European Researchers' Night in 2018 and 2019, the European Commission will fund 55 projects in 27 countries. In total, 128 applications were received to participate in this Europe-wide initiative powered by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. By going out and promoting their research, Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows and other researchers will showcase the value of publicly funded research to the general public and seek to inspire a new generation of researchers.
To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage, around 20 projects are focused on this theme. This includes the Plovdiv 2019 European capital of culture and the ‘Science in the City’(SitC) project in La Valletta (Malta) where various art forms will be used to engage new audiences with scientific research projects.
In addition, each location will have a wide variety of activities ranging from the role of gender as an agent for change in Cork (Ireland), a robot show in Sibiu (Romania) or TedTalks in the Scientific Hyde Park in Israel. Other topics covered include "Time travel with a twist", "Science through art", "50 years since the moon landing" and "Science for tomorrow".
The European Researchers' Night will take place on Friday 28 September and possibly on Saturday 29 across Europe and beyond.
Learn more about the different projects to be funded.