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Start date: May 1, 2013, End date: Nov 30, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The RN13: People for a Better Future proposal consists in different activities which are deeply related. The first activity consists of ten main Events on the 27th September 2013, which will gather more than 25000 people, organised by nine public entities and two associations around Spain and a Science Museum. A second activity consists on a Drawing Competition, which will be performed before and after the 27th event. Also special emphasis will be done on the 2.0 tools which together with the Drawing Competition, will be used to disseminate 27th Event Activities. European Corner will be built in order to let the society know that Europe cares for Researchers, both physical and virtual.The main objective of the project is to enhance the recognition of researchers and their role in society, showing that Researchers are among us. The latest economic cuts do not help to improve the image of Science and Scientist; on the other hand, they make people think that one can do with no Research and Researchers. It is necessary to show the society that with No Researchers there is No Future. For this purpose, Researcher will be participating in Researcher’ Night activities to show the importance of Scientists in the current economic context. The Communicative facet of researchers together with some hands-on experiments will be used to bring them closer to the large public enhancing public recognition of Researchers and their Work, as well as convincing young people to embark on scientific careers.The Events will be implemented using two different activities:1. Drawing Competition: Based on previous experiences of the Researchers’ Night edition, a drawing competition will be held. The analysis of drawings will be used to tackle the existing stereotypes about researchers.2. RN13: People for a Better Future: A Researchers’ fair will take place during the whole Event, where hands on experiments, workshops, demos, exhibitions, and competitions will be shown in vivo.
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