Horizon 2020Specific programme:
MSCA-NIGHT-2020 - European Researchers' NightCall:
955459 — NETDuration:
10 Months (5/4/2020 - 3/3/2021)Project Manager:
Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheUNINETTUNO Scientific Leader:
Prof. Maria Amata GaritoUNINETTUNO Project Manager:
Prof. Dario AssanteWebsite: https://www.scienzainsieme.it
The goal of the NET project is to lay the foundation of a NETwork connecting research world and society, building a stable and empatic communication path among institutions, researchers and citizens, also thanks to the capillary physical presence of the partners in the territory, since the NET consortium is made by well-recognised public italian research and academic institutions. This network will offer a stable exchange path through which researchers can share their passion for science, their work and life with citizens, who, in turn will use the path to get the scientific viewpoint from their “informed neighbors”.
Conveying this idea is the first step to build and plan a research-based society, by increasing the number of students taking up research careers. The path will be paved by using conventional and unconventional, online and offline communications tools, to reach every citizen, regardless of age, gender, cultural or economic conditions, even if particular attention will be devotaed at students and pupils. NET will bring researchers closer to the general public and increase awareness of research and innovation activities, increasing the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizens ́ daily life, promoting choices for a sustainable future. In fact the main theme of the project is the most relevant and global question of this millennium: the climate change, in order to give citizens information to be aware protagonists of collective political choices and correct individual behavior.
NET European Researchers’ Night and related activities will take place in 16 italian cities (from North to South: Brasimone, Chioggia, La Spezia, Ozzano, Civitavecchia, Fiumicino, Frascati, Grottaminarda, Monte Porzio Catone, Rieti, Rocca di Papa, Roma, Tarquinia, Viterbo, Palermo, Portici,
Trisaia) and Vulcano and Stromboli Aeolian Islands, so as to wrap the whole of Italy in the NET.
To increase awareness of research and innovation, with particular attention to young people, students and kids.
To enhance the understanding of the key benefits that research brings to society.
disseminating science activities in different contexts to favour meeting between researchers and citizens.
To build and plan a research-based society, increasing the number of people taking up research careers. To promote scientific careers among young students.
To bring researchers closer to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, increasing the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizens daily life, promoting choices for a sustainable future.
To reduce the stereotypes about researchers and their profession.
To increase understanding of the European Union among the general public.
UNINETTUNO takes part in all project activities, starting from planning of the program of events, to the impelemntation of an extensive information and communication plan through its platform, satellite channel, social media, and network of contacts, and up to the organization of events, both before and during the Researchers' Night.
Uninettuno is a member of the project's Steering Committee.