The European Research Council supports frontier research, cross disciplinary proposals and pioneering ideas in new and emerging fields which introduce unconventional and innovative approaches. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence.
Broadening its popular and political support across Europe while raising the profile of the European Research Council (ERC) by highlighting its scientific achievements and success stories is the overarching goal of a 3.5-year project . EXPERYMENT Science Centre under the guidance of ECSITE along with 8 european partner’s institutions will bring the excitement and curiosity emanating from the ERC-funded research to the general public in a form of a set of attractive and intriguing activities and events.
Over the course of the project, in the EXPERYMENT 2 selected scientific themes will be selected, the content of which will be conveyed to the public by means of live-science experience, debates, games, experiments, demonstrations and public events.
Specific shape and form of these activities will be carefully designed by Ciência Viva and Ecsite in order to spark the interest and curiosity of the general public in science and to engage them in discussions on most interesting scientific issues.
Moreover, the campaign will communicate the cutting-edge ERC-funded research projects and results to the public with the intention of capturing people’s imagination and curiosity in the frontier research that is being conducted.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 672302.