The European Researcher’s Night is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, a programme created by the EU to support researchers and innovators. The event takes place each year, on the last Friday of September, and it’s designed to raise awareness of science careers and boost public recognition of researchers’ work. This year’s theme was Opening Up Science.
On the 24th of September, we were at the Noaptea Cercetătorilor that took place in Constanța. It was hosted at Constanta Maritime University and it was for us an amazing chance to meet many young people interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities. We hosted the second edition of “Privește Lumea Erasmus”, our periodic event about volunteering and Erasmus+. We handed out leaflets, among other activities. Inside of them, students could read about the benefits of volunteering and find ideas to engage in non-profit work. Also, we had the chance to present our projects and answer questions from participants.
At the end of the event, we took part in a guided tour around the different rooms inside the university building. We had the chance to visit the ship simulator and to learn more about cyber security at sea. The entire event was a very good opportunity for foreign and Romanian participants to meet, share ideas, to improve their English skills for employability and to improve their awareness about the blue economy and the maritime/offshore sector within it.
Date: 24th of September 2021
Location: Maritime University of Constanta