European Researcher’s Night

European Researcher’s Night (NEI)


European Researcher’s Night is an initiative which aims to break the barriers that separate Science from citizens and to demystify the image of the scientist, as someone who is distant and inaccessible. Financed by the European Commission, this initiative exists since 2005. CIES-IUL researchers have participated, animating debates, social gatherings and “science cafés”.


2018 Edition Website (In Portuguese)

Science in the City / Scicity (In Portuguese)


CIES-IUL Participation in NEI 2018:

Informal Heritage: sounds and colours in the urban landscape.


28 September 2018


CIES-IUL participated in 2018 with two activities, firstly with a musica improvisation within the scope of "Orquestra Geração" (Generation Orchestra) which aims to provide sucessful educational and social insertion paths through music with a performance by the Combo GeraJazz.


The other activity was a guided tour through the neighbourhood of Quinta do Mocho showing the urban art on display in that neighbourhood which has become the largest open air art gallery in Europe. This activity included an opportunity for participants to create their own mural. 


These activities were conceived within the project "Cidades em Mudança: processos participativos em Portugal e no Brasil" (Changing Cities: participative projects in Portugal and Brazil) with the researchers Graça Cordeiro, Otávio Raposo and Ricardo Bento from CIES-IUL as well as Renata de Sá Gonçalves and Alessandra Barreto (UFF, Brazil) and Julia O'Donnell (UFRJ, Brazil). 


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