Where: Across Europe
Topic: Science and technology
Organiser: European Commission
Researchers' Night takes place every year across Europe on the fourth Friday of September. There are events in 25 EU Member States (all except Austria, Denmark and Luxembourg), as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Faroe Islands, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
The event has grown from 92 participating cities in 2006 to over 300 cities this year.
Researchers' Nights are family events dedicated to popular science and fun learning. They are about showing what researchers really do for society, in interactive and engaging ways. This can be through hands-on experiments, science shows, learning activities for children, guided visits of research labs, science quizzes and more.
The events are supported by the European Commission as part of the Marie Curie Actions, which is an EU programme to boost European research careers.