Mediterranean Researchers Night Goes To School (MEDNIGHT GTS) is a programme of activities to bring research closer to society, and especially to new generations, in a fun, interactive way, and through inclusive and balanced gender references.
Mediterranean Researchers Night Goes To School (MEDNIGHT GTS) seeks to implement a robust programme of activities that brings research closer to society. To do so, different consortium institutions will use multiple educational and informative formats (talks, workshops, shows, competitions, etc.) as well as methodological resources (entertainment, humour, etc.). The topics covered will be the major challenges posed by the Horizon Programme, the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal.
Murcia and the Valencian Community share the same sea and horizon. The Mediterranean is a symbol of a future with great common environmental, technological, economic and social challenges.
R&D&I contributions from both regions are needed to address these challenges, as well as to ensure their ongoing progress. Young people and children need to have a positive perception of R&D&I and to identify with it through inclusive and balanced gender references. It is also important that they are aware of the possibilities of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and of pursuing a career in research.
MEDNIGHT GTS includes two main initiatives: Researchers at Schools (RaS) and European Researchers’ Night (ERN).
RaS encourages interaction between researchers and students, with an emphasis on stimulating scientific interest, gender equality and inclusiveness.
ERN gives research staff and the general public the opportunity to interact, through critical thinking, scientific culture and citizen science.