Today, the Commission opened a new call of €15.4 million for the 2024 and 2025 editions of the European Researchers' Night and Researchers at Schools activities. These two flagship initiatives, funded under the EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions MSCA and Citizens scheme, showcase the diversity of European research and innovation and their impact on citizens' daily lives through entertaining and educational activities such as science shows, exhibitions, lab visits, exchanges with researchers, games, and competitions.
The call will close on 25 October 2023 and is expected to fund around 50 projects implementing these activities in the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe. The European Researchers' Night and Researchers at School enhance the connection between science and education and raise interest in research careers, especially amongst young people.
Vice-President for promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, said: “The European Researchers' Night and Researchers at Schools stimulate the interest of children, youngsters, citizens and in particular girls and women in research careers and in fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They are making science and research accessible to all. I invite organisations involved in science engagement activities to apply.”
The European Researchers' Night is the largest science engagement and communication event in the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, attracting over 1.5 million visitors every year. The event takes place yearly on the last Friday of September. Researchers at Schools supports activities and direct interaction between researchers and thousands of primary and secondary education pupils throughout the year, especially on key topics such as climate change, sustainable development, or healthier lifestyles.
- Publication date
- 20 June 2023
- Representation in Malta