Science in the City (SitC) Festival turns TEN! For 10 years, it has been building bridges between researchers, artists and the community to organise a magical night in Valletta and now in a Hybrid format. This festival is part of European Researchers’ Night which takes place on the same night/s in over 300 cities throughout Europe. With over 30,000 visitors every year (pre-covid), and 20,000 views in the online festival, it is a fantastic opportunity for scientists, artists and citizens to collaborate and get creative. Every SitC looks for new and exciting ways to engage citizens with science and the arts. Dazzling art pieces, inspired by Malta’s most relevant research, have become synonymous with the festival’s magenta logo.
European Researchers' Night
Science in the City is part of the EU-wide event: ‘European Researchers’ Night’, which takes place in over 30 countries and 300 cities simultaneously. Malta’s proposal always ranks highly amongst over 100 applicants.
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.
Science in the City is recognised as a festival by ‘Europe for Festivals and Festivals for Europe’ (EFFE). EFFE is a platform, set up by the European Festivals Association, which serves as a stamp of quality given to those festivals which meet certain criteria. Namely, they must show artistic dedication, be involved in the local scene, and their outlook must reflect a European and global approach.
We are proud to be considered one of those festivals.