Taking its name from the European Green Deal, GREEN NIGHT stands on the main pillars and policy areas of the strategy with a general outlook on how science can support the aims and targets set out for Europe’s near future. The current global climate emergency urges an immediate and large-scale response from the countries. For the first time, climate change and environmental issues are seen to have migrated to the center of global policymaking.
As a result, GREEN NIGHT highlights the importance of raising awareness of the general public, especially young people, on the necessity of the green transformation for the future of our planet. GREEN NIGHT acknowledges that it is essential to protect and restore natural ecosystems for sustainability. Doing so, GREEN NIGHT will focus on main action areas of energy, food, waste, and transportation, and demonstrate the leading role that sciences have in how to achieve this transformation.
GREEN NIGHT project brings together four of the ten higher education institutions in Izmir, Turkey as well as the provincial directorate of national education. The consortium represents the scientific research ecosystem and educational management in Izmir. The HEIs cooperate in local, national and international research projects, joint social responsibility campaign and activities all of which create strong institutional linkages between HEI partners. IZMEM, being the highest local public body responsible for the coordination of educational activities in preprimary, primary and secondary level in Izmir, brings the public educational expertise into the project.
The night activities will be carried out in four campuses around the city, each with its general theme selected from the main topics. Scientists and researchers from a wide range of disciplines will be able to create workshops, seminars, demonstrations, hands-on experiments, games, competitions, shows, or simulations.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Researchers’ Night
- Ege University, Turkey
- Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
- Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Turkey
- Izmir Provincial Directorate of National Education, Turkey
Institutional Project Coordinator
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökay ÖZERİM