European Researcher’s Night in BiH
Friday, 26th September 2014. was the Researcher’s Night, celebrated throughout Europe, on the same day, in over 200 towns. This year, four Towns in BiH also joined this Europe wide initiative, wishing to bring science closer to all citizens and to encourage considering science for the career by young people.
Oxfam is one of the organisers of the celebrations in BiH, together with the Hydro-Engineering Institute from Sarajevo and Tidea d.o.o. from Banja Luka. In partnership, we managed to get together with over 70 research institutions and SMEs from the country in this amazing science and innovation party, where everyone could talk to the scientists, enjoy the exhibitions and plays, check out the latest innovations at the science fair and participate in numerous quizzes, competitions, workshops, projections, and fun activities for all ages.
Our competition for the best science project gathered 40 secondary schools, who’s pupils expressed impressive knowledge in technology and science. It was really hard for our jury to select the best amongst them, since all projects were well thought of and creative.
European Researcher’s Night is supported by European Union, through its framework programme Horizon 2020. Since it’s beginning in 2005., Researcher’s Night is organised every last Friday in September, aiming to promote scientific research, encourage young people to choose the researchers career and to raise awareness of general public on the importance and influence of the science for our everyday lives.