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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Innovation, Research

Beneficiaries: Local and Regional authorities, Media and cultural organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Switzerland

Category: Call for Proposals


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Associated countries to H2020: Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia, Armenia

Responsible: European Commission


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Horizon 2020 – European Researchers’ Night – 2020
Funds for: bringing researchers closer to the general public and increasing awareness of research and innovation activities

Priorities and funded actions:

* To increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to support the public recognition of researchers;
* To create an understanding of the impact of researchers’ work on citizen’s daily life;  
* To encourage young people to embark on research careers

* Increased awareness among the general public of the importance of research and innovation and more favourable general attitude towards its public funding;
* Better understanding of the key benefits that research brings to society;
* Reduction in the stereotypes about researchers and their profession;
* Increase, in the long term, of people taking up research careers;
* Better understanding of the European Union among the general public

Among financed actions
* Activities focusing on the general public, addressing and attracting people regardless of the level of their scientific background, with a special focus on pupils and students;
* Activities combining education aspects with entertainment, especially when addressing young audiences;
* Hands-on experiments, science shows, simulations, debates, games, competitions, quizzes ;
* Engagement with educational institutions

Additional information
* This call is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 12 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal entity ;
– Be established in an EU Member State or in a Horizon 2020 Associated Country, and/or if relevant, constitute a partnership at regional, national or international level

– Actions must take place on the territory of the European Union