European Researchers’ Night

European Researchers’ Night is an EU-wide event happening in over 30 countries and 300 cities bringing researchers and the public together. This year it will be taking place on the 30th September.

Every country has a unique approach to European Researchers’ Night, including opening research facilities (laboratories, research centres, museum collections), letting the public use the most recent technologies and instruments with the guidance of scientists, participation in experiments, competitions and quizzes, science demonstrations and simulations, engage in debates, and to party with researchers. For one night, everyone can be a scientist.

In Malta, European Researchers’ Night is the main event of the Science in the City science and arts festival. For European Researchers’ Night (and beyond), Valletta will be filled with science-inspired installations, art exhibitions, music, dance, theatre, children’s shows, live experiments, talks, tech areas, and much more. This memorable night will give exposure to scientists and their research. It will involve some of Malta’s leading artists and entertainers, including Malcolm Galea, Pierre and Charlotte Stafrace, Dorian Mallia, Sean Briffa, Liliana Fleri Soler, Gianluca Bezzina and others. This year’s festival will include games, bands and even stand up comedy, all related to this year’s theme, “The Brain”.

Science in the City is proudly funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme H2020 (2014-2020) by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. Directorate-General for Education and Culture. European Commission. It is recognized as a Festival by Europe for Festivals and Festivals for Europe.