• Event Date: 24-Sep-2021

2021 European Researchers’ Night

The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives in fun, inspiring ways.

This year, the event will take place in 29 countries on Friday 24 September 2021.

The European Researchers' Night aims to

  • bring research and researchers closer to the public
  • promote excellent research projects across Europe and beyond
  • increase the interest of young people in science and research careers
  • showcase the impact of researchers’ work on people’s daily lives

In 2020, the European Researchers’ Night attracted over 2 million visitors in Europe and beyond.

Who is it for?

Children, young people and families will have the chance to meet researchers and discover research, science and innovation through a wide range of science shows, hands-on experiments, games, quizzes, competitions, exhibitions and digital activities.

Researchers: Get involved!

Are you a researcher passionate about outreach and communication on science and research? 

The European Researchers' Night is a unique opportunity to engage with citizens of all ages to raise awareness about your research and its impact on society and to put your outreach skills to practice.

Reach out to the organisers of European Researchers’ Night events taking place near you to see how you can get involved. 

Consult the full list of projects and their websites for more information.

Due to the current circumstances and national health measures in place, some events may take place digitally or in a hybrid mode.

Follow the Researchers’ Night online

Follow the European Researchers’ Night online on social media

Share your thoughts using the Twitter hashtags #EuropeanResearchersNight and #MSCANight.

More information on the European Researchers’ Night is available on the MSCA and Citizens page.