The NET project for the European Researchers' Night 2020 gets underway
This year, once again, Sapienza University will take part in the European Researchers' Night, the initiative promoted by the European Commission aimed at spreading scientific culture. The event has been involving thousands of researchers and research institutions in all European countries since 2005.
This year's edition will exceptionally take place on Friday, November 27, due to the COVID-19 emergency, but NET's preparatory events will soon start to keep the attention high until the date of the final event. The NET project is the result of the experience of ScienzaInsieme, which for two years has seen many research institutions and universities working together to inform and educate. They took part in other editions of the European Researchers' Night in the past always aiming at creating an active network than can link science, culture and society. The 2020 edition will soon begin with a series of summer events, from the end of July to September. Our researchers will be involved in urban and naturalistic "Scientific Trekking", "Scientific Happy Hours" and "Nights of Science" at the Cinevillage of Parco Talenti, Rome. The programme will then continue in autumn until November 27, 2020, with a 'Digital Night' which will explore the most popular places of science through virtual tours, games, treasure hunts, experiments, workshops, conferences and interactive activities. Researchers, institutions, and associations will be the main characters in this world of culture and art involving everyone who works to promote science through simple, direct, but also rigorous and authoritative information. Ten of the most important public research institutions and universities in Italy are involved in the NET project: CNR (which is also the leader), ENEA, INAF, INGV, ISPRA, CINECA, the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Sapienza University of Rome, University of Tuscia, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.