The European Researchers’ Night, funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is a Europe-wide public event that brings researchers closer to civil society. The Night provides researchers the opportunity to showcase the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives, and to stimulate interest in research careers – especially among young people. The events highlight how researchers contribute to our society by displaying their work in an interactive and engaging forum.
The Fundación Épica La Fura dels Baus developed a novel methodology especially designed to boost multi-disciplinary R+D+i processes and to catalyse the knowledge transfer to civil society. Over the next six months, five multidisciplinary research partners will organize the events scheduled in Badalona in September 2021 under this methodology.The partners are the Institute of Neurosciences of the Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), and the Laboratoire Parole et Langage (CNRS, ILCB, and Aix-Marseille University), which bring expertise in such diverse fields as cognitive neuroscience, health, linguistics, climate emergency, translation and philosophy.
The European Performing Science Night will in itself be a scientific event, where research groups will deploy experiments with a broad spectrum of civil society – both online and face-to-face. Audiences will perform, in creative terms, fostering an understanding of the research impact on citizens’ daily lives, and encouraging young people to embark on research careers. The project will demonstrate the value of EU investment on EU research, based on EU diversity and the wealth of approaches and languages across communities.
An open call for creative agents, technologists and scientists to help us in the project development, has just been launched. For more information visit the website: https://epsn.epicalab.com