This year’s 13th European Researchers’ Night in Serbia will be held on September 30th and October 1st, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. All facilities will be free of charge for all visitors.
The largest scientific event in Europe will take place simultaneously in more than 25 countries, and more than a million visitors are expected to join the scientific adventure across the continent! After two years of holding the event in line with anti-pandemic measures, science is taking to the streets again this autumn, and scientific researchers and researchers will occupy a number of squares, cultural institutions, parks and a number of other public places. That is why the main theme this year will be “street science”, and all events will be organised completely free of charge for a wider audience of all ages.
In order to promote science and bring scientific research closer to visitors of all ages, European Researchers’ Night will also be joined this year by our country, and the science programme will be organised in the following cities: Belgrade, Niš, Kragujevac, Inđija, Pirot, Pančevo, Čačak, Gornji Milanovac, Kruševac, Trstenik, Prijepolje, Nova Varoš, Priboj, Leskovac, Ranovac, Kikinda, Šabac, Petrovac na Mlavi, Negotin, Zaječar, Jagodina, Ćuprija, Paraćin, Svilajnac, Despotovac i Rekovac.
One of the thematics focuses this year will be the unbreakable links between science and art, with an emphasis on a number of ways to suggest that science itself is very often one of the kinds of art. “We argue that the same skills are crucial for the career of the researcher, and also necessary in the art,” says Dr Tanja Adnajevic, head of the Programme Activity Branch of the Centre for the Promotion of Science, Belgrade, co-ordinator of the ReFocuS Art project. “Both artists and researchers strive to see the world in new ways, and when they succeed in these endeavours, the wider public gets a new perspective and new knowledge.