Program: Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe
Duration: 2018 – 2024
MacaroNight is a Marie Curie Researchers’ Night project coordinated by La Palma Research S.L. since the year 2018 for six consecutive years. The Consortium led by La Palma Research aims to bring the science in Macaronesia together for a night to show the public we share a common research identity, with common challenges and assets appealing to the new generations of Macaronesian researchers to develop a career in sciences.
The project has grown exponentially every year since 2018 and has amassed a multitude of stakeholders and external collaborations that have allowed for the success of each edition of the European Researchers’ Night in the Macaronesia.
Macaronight has become a door to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for the students and young adults of the Macaronesian region and is celebrated every year on the last Friday of September in the archipelagos of the Canary Islands, the Azores and the Madeira Island.
MacaroNight is coordinated by La Palma Research SL, managing activities for the Night in four islands in two countries. The project received funding from the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe Programmes of the European Commission as a Marie Curie Researchers Night action. The project reaches to Macaronesian researchers, either living in the outermost regions of Spain and Portugal or born there and living and working abroad to show the day-to-day life of researchers and the opportunities for young people in the islands to take up on science careers.
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