The Night of Science is part of the European Researchers' Night, which takes place every year on the last Friday of September in over 300 cities in more than 25 countries each year.
Since September 2005, events have been held within the framework of the European Researchers' Night - the Night of Science in the Kiel Region took place for the fourth time in 2019.
Participation is open to any body based in one of the EU Member States, or a member of the Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and able to plan, organize and conduct events, often in close collaboration with regional, national and international partners, Funding by the EU is possible through application. The events are supported by the EU Commission as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funded by the Horizon 2020 program.
What tasks do scientists have?
What role do they play in our society? From combating cancer to fighting global warming, reducing hunger and drought, or developing devices that help people with disabilities, the European Researchers' Night events showcase what research holds for young and old. Especially young people should be made aware of the opportunities offered by research. That's why the concept of the European Researchers' Night is based on interaction. Co-experiments, workshops, lectures, discussions - the formats are varied and diverse, but always designed to allow visitors to actively experience science.
Background information: European Researchers’ Night Paris, Madrid, KielRegion: The Researchers’ Night KielRegion is part of the “European Researchers’ Night” which has been held across Europe since 2005. On the last Friday in September, scientists invite visitors to do research, carry out experiments and discover new ideas. The last Researchers’ Nights in the KielRegion were an overwhelming success with each way more than 10,000 visitors. The European Researchers’ Night facilitates direct and personal contacts between the public, science and industry and enhances understanding and appreciation for each other. To this end, the Researchers’ Night offers events for young children, for school and university students, as well as for anyone interested in science. Visitors can meet researchers from their region, get insights into their lives and work, and learn more about the importance of research for our everyday life. Admission is free!
European Researchers’ Night events in Germany:
The project is funded by the European Union within the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 under the Grant Agreement No. 819137.