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NET - ScieNcE Together

Global programme: Horizon 2020
Specific programme: MSCA-NIGHT-2020 - European Researchers' Night
Call: H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2020bis
Project number: 101036127
Duration: 8 Months (5/4/2021 - 1/3/2022)
Project Manager: Claudia Ceccarelli
UNINETTUNO Scientific Leader: Maria Amata Garito
UNINETTUNO Project Manager: Dario Assante



The objective of NET 2021 is the consolidation and widening of the ScieNcE Together NETwork, which was launched in 2020 by a group public Italian research and academic institutions to build a stable and emphatic dialogue among researchers, citizens and society at large. This years' theme will be climate change and environmental degradation but we are aware that in 2021 the pandemic impacts will still be felt, so to achieve our objective we need to develop a communication approach that both takes into account the pandemic narrative and counterbalance it. We'll engage our public with inspiring examples of research, a positive narrative that should involve them in the discussion and offset helpless feelings caused by covid-19.We aim to make people aware that sustainable growth is deeply dependant on society's response to the climate and environmental challenges and we will keep the debate alive providing correct scientific facts and involving the public in the fight against fake news through rigor and scientific credibility. Our activity programme will integrate the traditional in presence experience with online resources and virtual experiences, so to help us reach every citizens, regardless of age, gender, or education. Activities will be designed to specifically inform about the European research's contribution to turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities and favour a better understanding of the Union. Other novelty will be an extended programme for schools aimed at reducing the stereotypes about researchers and their profession and promoting scientific careers among young students, and a pilot training activity for journalists.

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.

NET is a project of the European Researchers' Night funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions | G.A. 101036127


  • 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.
As part of the European Researchers' Night 2021, UNINETTUNO also organizes the "IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE" Contest, aimed at high schools for small projects based on Arduino for environmental monitoring and energy saving.


Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheItalyContactsWeb
Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (ENEA)ItalyContactsWeb
Istituto Nazionale di AstroFisica (INAF)ItalyContactsWeb
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareItalyContactsWeb
Istituto nazionale di geofisica e vulcanologiaItalyContactsWeb
Istituto superiore per la protezione e la ricerca ambientaleItalyContactsWeb
CINECA Consorzio InteruniversitarioItalyContactsWeb
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"ItalyContactsWeb
International Telematic University UNINETTUNOItalyContactsWeb
Università di Roma Tor VergataItalyContactsWeb
Università degli Studi della TusciaItalyContactsWeb