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Interregional Multidisciplinary Researchers’ Night with Human-Centered Mission (FUTUREWORLD)
Start date: 01 May 2008, End date: 30 Nov 2008 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Based on the great impacts both in quantitative and qualitative terms and the enthusiastic reception which the Researches’ Night 2007 got in Southeast of Finland a new proposal in similar spirit is a natural consequence. In order to underline the importance of European researchers a fine-tuned, interregional, multidisciplinary and in first line human centred Researchers’ Night event in reinforced private-public cooperation is being proposed. In line with the FP7/People work programme and the goals set to the specific Marie Curie Action “Researchers’ Night” the main objective of the project proposal FutureWorld is to organise an educating and entertaining Researchers’ Night –event on the 26th of September 2008, well balanced between scientific academic and popular, entertaining elements and addressed to a large public. One of the main objectives of the holistic approach is to give face and voice to researchers. This can be achieved by putting researchers into star roles and bringing them in interaction with citizens, into the middle of the society and in spotlights as speakers, guides, animators, performers, game masters etc. in the programmes on the stage, in exhibition places, panel discussions, sofa-corners, cafés etc. The leading concept in the background is the rapidly changing society and the future knowledge based European society. High European visibility connected to the event will underline the importance of the event and make the essential difference. Citizens of all ages will be attracted by different highlights: rich scientific, cultural and entertaining programmes with multidisciplinary contents, well planned visual/aesthetic elements and interesting protagonists will conquest the normal Friday night activities and move people to partying labs. The human centred event invites everybody to active participation. A photograph competition addressed to schools and young people will be a part of the strong communication strategy and awareness campaign.
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