The European Researchers’ Night
is a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in about 300 cities all over Europe and beyond.
Whether with family, friends, your school, or on your own, you will find yourself exploring science in engaging ways. Discover what researchers really do and why it matters for your daily life… and even what they do besides their science!
This year the Eeuropean Researchers’ Night will be on Friday 28 September 2018. Check out the programme (in Bulgarian).
The REFRESH project
This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, Grant 818879.
Competitions in 2018
You can now take part in the competitions we traditionally organise in the run-up to the event. The deadline is 20 September and you can apply via our media partner website Nauka.bg (in Bulgarian).
REFRESH Photo and Video
An online photo and video competition for young people in which participants will be challenged to find evidence of science and research, make a photo or a selfie with their mobiles, or shoot a 3-minute video about a science topic, and upload them.
This is a drawing competition for children and young people with hearing disabilities about how they see themselves in science. The works will be displayed during the European Researchers’ Night.
A series of mp3 audio recordings of science talks to be distributed during the Nights and downloadable, especially for the visually impaired. The aim, besides catering for underrepresented groups, is to gradually increase the volume of the audio-library and turn it into a valuable resource for people with both visual impairments and reading difficulties.
REFRESH Girls in science
Online essay competition for girls on how they see themselves in science and technology.
WHAT IS REFRESH?
REFRESH (Relate, Experience, Find Research Everywhere and SHare) is a 20-month project led by the Centre for Research and Analysis with 20 partners and 27 associates. The Consortium includes 14 academic institutions, Bulgaria’s only tech park, a chamber of industry and commerce, the local office of a pan-European organisation, education entrepreneurships and a media outlet.
REFRESH focusses on enhancing the public understanding of and engagement with science and encouraging children, especially girls, to study STEM subjects. The project includes at least 14 cities/towns with live-streaming, face-to-face events at schools, libraries, museums, city venues and public transport, science talks and shows, hands-on experiments, lab visits and citizen science.
Centre for Research and Analysis
Association Forum Science
Medical University Sofia
Technical University Sofia
Technical University Gabrovo
University of Food Technologies
University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy
University of Mining and Geology
National Sports Academy
Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
National Museum of Natural History – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Ethnology & Folklore – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Sofia Tech Park
Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute
Bulgarian Geographic Portal – Geograf BG
Institute of Microbiology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Technical University Varna
Southwest University Blagoevgrad
Software University Sofia
Medical University Pleven
Astronomical observatory Sofia
Union of Bulgarian Scientists
Association of Young Polar Researchers
International Association of Geomorphologists
Municipal Centre for Extracurricular Activities – Dolna Mitropolia
National Polytechnical Museum
Natural History Museum Kotel
History Museum Kotel
Tuida Fortress Sliven
Regional Library Stara Zagora
Natural Park Vitosha
Municipal Information Centre Sliven
Plovdiv Culture Capital 2019 Foundation
Working Ideas Applied Research