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European Researchers' Night

Today's European Researchers' Night will feature a wide range of activities in 27 locations across Slovenia, as well as in Gorizia, Italy, and Podgorica, Montenegro. The organisers want to bring science closer to the wider public. The events have been organised in the framework of two Slovenian projects, Night has its power! and Humanities, It's You!

Researchers will open the doors of their faculties and laboratories, science centres and research institutions and present their work.

From 10:00 to 22:00, the programme of the Night will be delivered by the partners of two Slovenian projects that have successfully applied for a call for proposals from the European Commission. According to the organisers, the Night Has Its Power! project, coordinated by the House of Experiments Foundation and implemented by a consortium of partners including the Jožef Stefan Institute, the Institute of Chemistry, the Technical Museum of Slovenia, the Geological Survey of Slovenia, the Botanical Garden of the University of Ljubljana (UL) and more than 70 associated partners and supporters of the project, will create a particularly festival-like atmosphere in Ljubljana.

Throughout the day, there will be science workshops, science shows, chats with researchers, interesting lectures, educational exhibitions and many other activities.

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The Humanities, It's You!

The Humanities, It's You! project, coordinated by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and involving ten other faculties and colleges of the University of Ljubljana, the Institute for Contemporary History, the Pedagogical Institute and other partners, will bring a lively atmosphere to the City Square, the City Hall, the Ground Floor and many other locations in Ljubljana with events and activities for the general public. As Darinka-Ika Bartol, Head of the Institute of Scientific Research at the Faculty of Arts of UL, said at a press conference on Tuesday, all events will be dedicated to the theme "Man, Animal", as the global challenges of our time touch both humans and animals, and the relationship and interdependence of the human and animal worlds.

According to the organisers, the European Researchers' Night is one of the best-known public events in Europe, taking place on the last Friday of September each year with the aim of bringing science and research closer to the general public, and especially to young people. This year, events will take place simultaneously in more than 300 European cities. The project is funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe 2021-2027 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Framework Programme.

Source: STA

Author: Vesna Žarkovič

Date: 29. September 2023