The Researchers’ Night is an event initiated by the European Commission and supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in the framework of Horizon 2020. The program series aims to show the relevance of Research and Innovation (R&I), to bring science closer to society and to make the research career attractive especially for young people. The Researchers’ Night has now become the largest science-educational festival in Hungary, organized in every September. Since 2010, HETFA has been a member of the professional consortium organizing the event in Hungary. The role of HETFA is significant as our colleagues prepare the annual impact study of the programme which measures the demographic and social characteristics of the Researchers’ Night visitors and their attitudes towards scientific research, thus contributing to the improvement of science-society communication.
List of projects in which HETFA has been involved:
Fascinating World of Researchers in the Age of Technology – Cultural Heritage & the New Generation of Innovators, FAWORIT 2018-2019
Fascinating World of Researchers in the Age of Technology 2016/2017 – The New Generation of Innovators, FAWORIT 2016-2017
Looking over the Horizon – horizontal priorities in research and in everyday challenges of the researchers’ career!, FAWORIT 2014-2015
Fascinating World of Researchers in the Age of Technology – It sounds, tastes, looks, smells and feels good to be a Researcher!, FAWORIT 2013
Researchers for the Future, FAWORIT 2012
A Day of the Researcher under the Magnifying Glass – in and out of Laboratory, FAWORIT 2011
Réka Geambașu – Béla Kardon – Boldizsár Megyesi – Ágnes Patakfalvi-Czirják (2013): Thirst for science? Social conceptions of the research activity, the factors influencing career choices and the social impacts of Researchers’ Nights.