European Science and Fun Day Organised To Celebrate European Researchers' Night
The European Commission marked the importance of research, development and innovation during the "European Science and Fun Day”, an open day for secondary and high schools organised on 30 September at Büyük Han, Nicosia as part of the European Researchers’ Night. The aim of the event was to inspire secondary and high school students by giving them an opportunity to meet researchers, and be exposed to hands-on experiments, science shows and quizzes. The event started with welcome speeches by Ms.Michela Foresti and Mr.Rauf Ataöv and during the open day, more than 600 students from 14 different schools were able to interact with scientists through displays that promote the development of scientific thinking. Students were encouraged to explore nature and biodiversity in Cyprus, be a geologist for a day, and learn more about green energy production.
European Researchers' Night takes place every year across Europe on the fourth Friday of September. There are events in the EU Member States that highlight the important role research plays in our daily lives and science as a career. Encouraging more young men and women to choose a career in research and science is crucial for Europe's future growth, which is increasingly dependent on innovation in products and services.