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Title of Initiative / Project
European researchers' night
Name of Organiser
Research Executive Agency (REA)
Start and ending date of the Initiative
2005 – ongoing
European, National
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
the European Commission's Research and Innovation Framework Programme H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Research Fellowship Programme
Title of the project
European Researchers' Night
Research Executive Agency (REA)
Type of deliverables
Online course, Teaching Methodology, Video, On-line Game, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology, Technology, ICT, Science , Other
Language of the deliverable
Bulgarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Other EU, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, English, Other non EU
Target Group
Teachers, Students
Description of the initiative
the European Researchers' Nights are events dedicated to popular science and fun learning. They are an opportunity to meet researchers, talk to them, and to find out what they really do for society, in interactive and engaging ways. This can be through hands-on experiments, science shows, learning activities for children, guided visits of research labs, science quizzes and more.

The European Researchers' Night takes place every year all over Europe and beyond the last Friday of September. In 2014, these popular science events are happening on Friday 26 September in around 300 cities located in 24 European and neighbouring countries.
More Information
- promotes sciences through an effective use of experiments and demonstrations
- excellent incentive to raise students’ motivation to learn through experiments
- establishes effective links between theory and practice
- attractive and challenging way of learning
-creates a community of teachers/ students/ people interested in science
Teachers’ Opinion
- offers a very generous way of exchanging information and experiences by meeting researchers or personalities working in the field
- creates opportunities for intergenerational learning (pupils, university students, teachers, parents, grandparents)
- encourages interactive learning, critical thinking
- offers useful materials and guides
Students’ Opinion
-interesting site on how to create/ maintain/ develop your digital reputation in order to find a good job
- very attractive way of learning by doing or by meeting new people sharing the same interests
- engaging way of learning which stirs your interest and curiosity in science

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Date: 2015.03.18

Posted by Ignacio Pachés Giner (Spain)

This initiative is excellent. Specially because it seems that it is spreading through many cities around Europe, and it is being consolidated.

This activity gives young people the chance to actually meet a researcher or scientist. Something that they may know from books or movies. This may lead to children getting motivated to become scientist themselves.

I'm quite confident that this initiative will get popularized and spread to many more cities.

Date: 2015.03.18

Posted by Maria Deptuła- Chocholska (Polska)

We have similar event in April This is good way to popularize science

Date: 2015.03.02

Posted by Smirnov Marius (Romania)

Este genul de inițiativă ce stimulează învățarea prin experiment.

Date: 2015.03.02

Posted by Smirnov Cristina (Romania)

Promovează o învățare activă și stimulează creativitatea

Date: 2015.02.26

Posted by VERONICA BRÎNZĂ (România)

Initiativa are rolul de a transmite elevilor dragostea pentru stiinte, de a la oferi o motivatie sa le invete si de a facilita intelegerea acestora printr-o metoda distractiva
- spre exemplu, prin metoda experimentala, invatarea stiintelor nu mai reprezinta un scop in sine, ci devine un mijloc, elevul ajungand astfel sa le invete in joaca
Un alt rol este de a dezvolta inteligenta elevilor, de a imbunatati performantele scolare si de a-i invatape elevi sa gandeasca logic in mod experimental.

Date: 2015.02.16

Posted by Baiba (Latvia)

Everuthing starts with the family. If the family goes to these events , the children are interested to know more about science . In the future the children will not abhore science lessons.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.