Macaronesia’s Researchers' Night
Grant Agreement nº 955378
Type: Horizon 2020 | Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Duration: 9 months (01/06/2020 - 31/03/2021)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: La Palma Research Centre, Canary Islands - Spain.

La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies SL (Canary Islands – Spain)

Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)

Universidade da Madeira (Madeira – Portugal)

Fundación Canaria Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands – Spain)

Universidad de la Laguna (Canary Islands – Spain)

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Canary Islands – Spain)

Aim of the Project:

The “European Researchers Night” is a public event that promotes Science and Technology among young people, since 2005, and brings together scientists and the younger generations in an event with interactive and informal activities. This celebration has been carried out by Science Centers based in the Region since 2010 with the support of the Government of the Azores, starting to count, in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the collaboration of the Regional Fund for Science and Technology and with the financing the Horizon 2020 Program, through the Marie-Curie Actions for the European Researchers’ Night (NEI), with the MacaroNight and MacaroNight II project.

The MACARONIGHT II project aims to raise public awareness of Science, Research and Innovation, especially in areas where the Region has exceptional performance and results and to encourage young people to pursue careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This project is also a opportunity to publicly promote the researchers who participate in this initiative, creating a public understanding of the impact of their work on the daily lives of citizens and on the environment that surrounds them.

FRCT Involvement:
The FRCT coordinates the implementation of the project in the Azores and Leads WP2 - which defines the program for the ERN. As such, will be responsible for the implementation and overall coordination of all activities at night at all locations of MacaroNight. FRCT is also responsible for the local awareness activities and dissemination of the event, while promoting pre-events. FRCT will work closely with the Azores Sciences Centres on developing activities for the Azores Researchers Night.

Others Regional Institutions Involved: ReCCA – Azores Science Centers Networks; DRCT – Regional Directorate of Science and Technology

Regional Stakeholders Involved: Professors and Students

Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
101 816,25‬€220 045€ 301 861,25€
FRCT Budget
20 001,75€64 182€84 183.75€