Mediterranean Researchers’ Night,

The Mediterranean Researchers’ Night, MEDNIGHT 2023, will be held on September 29, 2023. Several Mediterranean countries will come together in a science-related event under a common flag.

Mednight promotes Mediterranean unity through science. In order to appeal to the general public and show the value of the work and contribution of researchers, various activities are taking place during these months and will culminate on September 29, when more than 400 European cities will celebrate this amazing night ✨ .

This summer, gardens, streets, beaches and, for the first time, beach bars, will bring together scientists with audiences of all ages, a variety of activities that will take place in Messina, Lesvos, Valencia, Istanbul, Alicante and Nicosia.

MEDNIGHT is held within the framework of the European Research Night, a scientific dissemination project promoted and funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101061190


More than 7,000 students have participated up to May in the initiative “Researchers at School” organized in the framework of the Mediterranean Researchers’ Night – Mednight. 
Discover the activities that have brought together researchers, schools and students around Mediterranean science.


𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁

Do you want to participate in a scientific-themed short story literary contest? You will receive training to develop your story and you will contribute to bringing Mediterranean science closer, in a pleasant and entertaining way, to children in hospitals, immigrants in reception centers and the elderly in residences.

👀 Find out about this magical initiative
✍️ Submit your Tales Until July 31, 2023!
📚 Access the tales of past editions


The 4th Young Researchers at Schools International Meeting is one of the most popular activities of Mednight, part of the European Year of Youth and funded under the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie action MSCA & Citizens.
🔘 An opportunity for young researchers of acquiring a background in science communication.
🔘 A chance to stimulate scientific vocations and cultivate the scientific and critical spirit among young people.


Who makes MEDNIGHT 2023 possible

The project was created in 2020 and celebrates its fourth edition. MEDNIGHT 2023 is coordinated by the Greek non-profit organisation SciCo and features the joint participation of 10 institutions. Each institution will carry out its own activities and several transnational activities (transactivities)  between June and September to emphasize the value of Mediterranean science.

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Mednight kicked off its fourth edition in Istanbul

Last February, institutions from Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Belgium met in Istanbul, at the Kadir Has University, for the launch of the fourth edition of the Mediterranean Researchers’ Night – Mednight.

This amazing celebration of science will be held on September 29, 2023. Several Mediterranean countries will come together in a science-related event after three months of activities for all audiences.



This fourth exhibition on women scientists, made by the INCLIVA Biomedical Research Institute and the MEDNIGHT project, wants to pay tribute to those Mediterranean women who have contributed to improving the health and quality of life of people from research, health care, teaching or volunteering.


With the aim of giving a current image of Mediterranean science, the Seneca Foundation – Science and Technology Agency of the Region of Murcia offers its third exhibition on women scientists. It is a collection of short biographies of women with a common element that connects them: the Mare Nostrum.


The scientific ship Toftevaag returns to the Mediterranean Sea sailing under the MEDNIGHT flag, as a symbol of unity that aims to bring the most dramatic problems of the Mediterranean Sea to the public’s attention and to highlight the scientific efforts that are trying to solve them.

The century-old research vessel aims to:

  • Promotes the research for the conservation of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Drives an international volunteer program.
  • Develops scientific dissemination activities.

⛵️ Read theToftevaag ship’s log: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4part 5, part 6

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