European Researchers Night

What is?

The European Researchers’ Night (ERN) is an initiative promoted by the European Commission since 2005, with the aim of celebrating science and bringing it closer to citizens. Framed in the Marie (Skłodowska) Curie Actions, the European Researchers’ Night takes place simultaneously in more than 30 countries and 300 cities throughout Europe.

ScienceWars – May Science be with you! is the title of the event taking place in Porto and seeks to:

Bringing scientists and researchers closer to the non-scientific public

Encourage young people to choose the profession of scientist and researcher

Celebrate science and research through play and educational activities

Raising awareness of the importance of science, research and innovation

Recognize the impact of science and research on society

To deconstruct stereotypes associated with science, research and their professions

ScienceWars – Why?

ScienceWars – May Science be with you! is the motto and theme for a fun and engaging intergalactic battle for a more sustainable future with Science help.

In this event, R & D themes that are essential for the sustainability of the planets – Health, Food, Energy, ICT and Environment – will be addressed, making a connection with the StarWars movies and with the galactic universe.

During this event, which will take place at the Centro Multimeios de Espinho on September 27th and at the Serralves Foundation on September 28th and 29th, participants will be encouraged not to only to interact with researchers from different scientific areas, but also to become researchers for a day!

Science and fun are the main ingredients of a diverse set of activities that include experiences, workshops, contests, networking, debates, shows, animation and more.

Entrance is free and open to all!

Previous editions organised by INOVA+

With extensive experience organising European Researchers Night events, INOVA+ has previously organised the following:

2007 |  Génios à Solta (Matosinhos)

2008 | Festa da Ciência (Lisboa) e (Porto)

2009 | ScientistsAcrossPortugal (Aveiro, Coimbra, Covilhã, Lisboa, Tomar e Vila Real)

2010 | EcoScienceCircus (Espinho)

2011 | ChemiCircus (Porto)

2012 | SciCultureCitizens (Guimarães)

2013 | Science City Mission (Paços de Ferreira)

2016, 2017 | ScienceScovery (Porto)