The Night showcases the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives, stimulating interest in research careers - particularly among young people. In 2019, it attracted 1.6 million visitors across 400 cities in Europe and beyond.
Due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will now take place on Friday 27 November 2020.
Researchers will meet the public and showcase their work through hands-on experiments, science shows, games, quizzes, competitions, exhibitions, and digital activities. Children, young people and families will discover research, science and innovation through entertainment. These spectacles offer valuable insight into how researchers are racing against infectious diseases, and why their task is so important for the future and welfare of our societies, progress and economic growth.
As part of the European Researchers’ Night 2020, the European Commission will fund 51 projects in 30 European countries – including countries associated to the Horizon 2020 Programme.
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