The institutions that comprise the Group 9 of Universities (G-9) are teaming up for the second consecutive year in a consortium to jointly celebrate the European Researchers’ Night 2021, coordinated by the University of Oviedo. The European Commission (EC) will finance the activities that the Group will develop on the 24th of September in 13 cities of their autonomous communities, in the framework of the aforementioned initiative of scientific and technological dissemination. The project was conceived within the Scientific Culture working group of the G-9 Research Sector and is one of the first collaborative projects of the Group 9 of Universities with funding from European Union programmes.
The participating universities will be those of Cantabria, Castile-La Mancha, Extremadura, Balearic Islands, Oviedo, Basque Country, Public University of Navarra and Zaragoza, with the collaboration of the University of La Rioja.
How are we going to do it?
The research staff of these universities will be spending the afternoon and evening of the 24th of September to dissemination in order to show the humane side of science with a diverse and balanced programme between experimental sciences and humanities. There will be workshops, demonstrations, games and competitions with more than a hundred activities for all audiences but paying special attention to young people of school age.
This year’s European Researchers’ Night will be dedicated to the European Green Pact. The activities promoted by the G-9 universities will focus on sustainability and the environment, with two main dates: a pre-event that was held in June to coincide with World Environment Day (5 June) and Oceans Day (8 June); and the main event, to be held across Europe on the 24 September, with the participation of Oviedo, Santander, Toledo, Badajoz, Palma de Mallorca, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Bilbao, Cáceres, Mérida, Plasencia, Huesca and Teruel.
Who are the promoters of the activity?
The European Researchers’ Night, which is held in more than 370 cities across Europe, is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) – an initiative to promote careers in science in Europe – as part of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Its main objectives are to bring the figure of female and male researchers closer to the public so that they are aware of their work and the benefits it brings to society, as well as to promote the choice of a scientific career among students by eliminating gender barriers.
More information about the European Researchers’ Night project at:COMPARTE EN TUS REDES SOCIALES CON EL HASHTAG #NIGHTSPAIN