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Researchers in the Knowledge Triangle (K-TRIO 2)
Date du début: 1 juin 2014, Date de fin: 30 nov. 2015 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

The K-TRIO 2 consortium organized in several years Researchers’ Night in Bulgaria in different cities making people and especially children and youth aware of researchers’ profession and the contribution of research to economy and society. The public opinion surveys show that the Researchers’ Night became a popular event in many Bulgarian cities. People enjoy the variety of activities offered and would like to make the Researchers’ Night a regular “Fall rendez-vous” in their city with a lot of fun and interaction with researchers.Taking into account the objectives of the Researchers’ Night initiative of the EC, and the previous experience of the consortium, the project K-TRIO 2 sets as its main goal to enhance public recognition of researchers and innovators and their role in society and to encourage young people in Bulgaria to embark on research career. In the framework of the Europe 2020 strategy, the project focuses on the need for increasing the number of researchers and innovators in Europe and to foster the interest of the society and the youth, in particular, to research and innovation. For achieving the main goal, the following project objectives are defined:- to disclose to the public the hidden sides of life and work of researchers, and show them as professionals and ordinary people;- to highlight the EU emphasis on its researchers, the role of researchers in the Knowledge triangle and for building the Innovation Union;- to involve citizens in debates on the contribution of researchers to European economy and society, as well as in ideas generation and open innovation;- to foster active citizens position on the policy for growing research talents and making research and innovation attractive for young people.The target audience of the project will be on first place young people – children, teen-agers and students, and secondly – their parents and the public at large. The project K-TRIO 2 will provide various opportunities to citizens in Bulgaria to meet and entertain with researchers.



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