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SEERC successfully organized the 1st SOUTH EAST EUROPE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

SEERC successfully organized the  1st SOUTH EAST EUROPE SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Added on 07/11/2012




The South East European Research Centre (SEERC) successfully organised the 1st South East Europe Science Festival - Innovation Through Science: Learn, Experience, Innovate, Celebrate!, the first Science Festival which took place in Thessaloniki at NOESIS Science Centre on 18 October 2012.

Aiming at stimulating interest in science and innovation through creativity and entertainment, the festival attracted around 1700 visitors especially of age 6-17. The event was opened by several well reputed invited speakers from the local and regional authorities, as well as by a representative from the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (ECSITE) from Brussels, Belgium.

The festival featured a large set of parallel activities, open for free to the public. These activities were grouped in five main thematic areas: Learn, Discover, Experience, Make, Enjoy. Some of the activities, exhibits and places that the public experienced during the festival are: historical automobiles, techno-park, cosmo-theatre, planetarium, robotix lab, fame lab, mind triggering games, interesting science and chemistry demonstrations and experiments, and many others. The demonstrations were performed by experts from Greece, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

The event was organised by SEERC and NOESIS within the framework of the SEE SCIENCE project. The goal of SEE SCIENCE is to enhance the image of the South East European (SEE) Region as a place of innovation by increasing public awareness on the importance of natural sciences, technological progress and innovation. The consortium is composed of 9 partners from 7 different countries (Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Slovakia).

The organisers:

  • The South-East European Centre (SEERC) is a research centre of the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, established as a non-profit legal entity in Thessaloniki, Greece. Founded in 2003, it conducts multidisciplinary research in the fields of Enterprise, Innovation & Development, Information & Communication Technologies and Society & Human Development.
  • NOESIS is a science centre, which has as main objectives the popularization of modern knowledge and its dissemination to the public through exhibitions, movies, seminars and lectures.

View photos of the event.

For media contacts:

Olga Flora

Publicity and Media Relations Officer

The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College

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Phone: 0030 2310 224421

Address: 24 Proxenou Koromila Street, Thessaloniki, Greece, 54622

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