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Researchers’ Night at FORTH

Sep 24, 2018

The European Researchers’ Night is organized by the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in its premises at Vassilika Vouton in Heraklion, on Friday September 28, 2018, 17:00-23:00.

The European Researchers’ Night is a celebration of research organized simultaneously in more than 300 European cities in 36 countries. It aims to the dissemination of research, in particular to young people, who will get acquainted with research experiments and the technological achievements of FORTH.

This year’s event will host, for the second time, a book fair from Crete University Press with books in special prices. All the money raised from the book sales will be used to support the students who recently suffered the fire at the University of Crete Campus. This year’s event will also host the students of the Experimental School of Heraklion to present their scientific achievements.

In parallel, at the Amphitheatre, the interactive workshop with the title ²GDPR and the 40 thieves²will be presented. The workshop demonstrates in a simple and funny manner, issues concerning personal data protection. The theatrical play ²For a Cent², a trip of adventure, history, and myth aimed to initiate children into the secrets of molecular research and cultural heritage, will also take place.

A concert with Ross Daly and Maritzia Katsouna will be held at the Amphitheatre of FORTH.

This year’s Researchers’ Night is organized in the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage which aims to encourage more people to engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan of the year is:  Our heritage: where the past meets the future.

In order to celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage, FORTH organizes an event open to the public at Saint Mark’s Basilica today, Monday 24/9, 18:00-21:00 entitled ²Science and Technology in Culture: where the past meets the future².

Researchers of FORTH will present achievements of their Institutes and will try to link the past, the present and the future through research and technology.

Researchers’ Night is funded by the EU and is supported by the Region of Crete.