This party for science will culminate on 29 September in the framework of the “European Researchers’ Night”

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Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and France are the six Mediterranean countries that make up “Mediterranean Researchers’ Night” or Mednight, a project aimed at young people and society in general, where the main focus is to showcase the science being done in the Mediterranean basin, placing special emphasis on the figure of women researchers. Genopolys science center in Montpellier (France) joins this edition of Mednight as an associated partner, while a seventh country, Belgium, joins this project through the European Women Rectors Association – EWORA.

Mednight is preparing for September 29th big events that concentrate most of the activities and researchers on the same day, in Valencia, Alicante, Orihuela, Messina, Lesvos, Nicosia, Istanbul and Montpellier. Each of the cities will have an area with stands where participants can attend workshops and learn at close up about cutting-edge science carried out by the research institutions, an specific EU Corner for European projects, enjoy scientific monologues, theatrical performances, experiments and other formats specially designed to show the benefits of Mediterranean Science to society in an entertaining, pedagogical and rigorous way.

From September 22th, the premiere of Mednight TV 2023 will take place, a video channel made exclusively for Mednight whose content revolves around the 4 priority areas covered by Mediterranean Science: Sea and Pollution, Climate and Clean Energy, Diet and Nutrition, and Life and Health.

The 4th Young Researchers at Schools International Meeting will take place the next September 26 from 10h to 12h CET (Spanish and Greek language) & September 27 from 9h30 to 12h30 CET (English language). In this virtual meeting, 29 researchers from 11 countries will show their research work, interacting live and answering students’ questions, bringing science closer to hundreds of young people from High Schools and thus promoting their vocations and expanding their knowledge on the subject in question.

The 2023 edition kicked off in Istanbul at the beginning of February. Since then, the project partners have been carrying out parallel activities in the different countries where Mednight is represented. An example of this are the “Mind the Lab” experiments, the exhibition “Mediterranean Women for Health” or “Researchers Back to School”, which have been held coinciding with the end of the academic year and the summer months.

Mednight brings the participation of 10 institutions in consortia: FISABIO, INCLIVA, CSIC, MUDIC, El Caleidoscopio, SciCo Cyprus, the University of Messina, the Kadir Has University of Istanbul and the European Women Rectors Association (EWORA), under the coordination of SciCo Greece. Mednight has received funding from the European Union thanks to the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and Citizens” call of the “Horizon Europe” programme


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Ricardo Dominguez – – +34 656 181 057 – Mednight Communications Manager

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