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D. 1.1 Awareness Campaign

D. 1.1 Awareness Campaign Ref. Ares(2015)3294790 - 06/08/2015 Report on the Awareness Raising Campaign Deliverable Number:

Ref. Ares(2015)3294790 - 06/08/2015

D. 1.1 Awareness Campaign Ref. Ares(2015)3294790 - 06/08/2015 Report on the Awareness Raising Campaign Deliverable Number:

Report on the Awareness Raising Campaign

Deliverable Number:

1.1

Deliverable Nature:

R + P

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PU

Workpackage Number:

1

Workpackage Title:

Awareness Raising Campaign

Submission Date:

Task Leading Partner:

PMCG

Contributing Partners:

Prona, MOS-MNE

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D. 1.1 Awareness Campaign

D. 1.1 Awareness Campaign Executive Summary As previous years, the Researchers’ Night has become a widely

Executive Summary

As previous years, the Researchers’ Night has become a widely known event in Montenegro, especially in the media and schools. The event this year, the sixth Researchers’ Night, took place within a larger science promotion programme called Open Science Days (September 22-26) which was built around the Night, as one of two central events.

The main novelty of this year's event was that RN in Podgorica was organized at the two main venues – Atlas Capital Center and Natural History Museum. Attraction of general public was obtained thanks to varied programme offering trips (Kotor, Bijelo Polje, Nikšić, Cetinje, Kolašin, Tivat, Danilovgrad), hands-on experiments, shows, tribunes, laboratory visits, science workshops and socialising together with a music concert.

The project team has developed a good network of collaborators within faculties and schools, but also with international partners who readily respond to invitations to the event. The event is recognised as a well organised and interesting event and it gathers almost all the research teams from Montenegro that have the vocation to communicate research to the wider public. We believe to have moved the standards in interaction of researchers with the public, since the Researchers' Night has been the first science promotion event in Montenegro.

Researcher’s Night had its own visual identity, done by Montenegrin artist, Siniša Radulović, that included also the previous year’s mascot, an ironic figure of the researcher, presented earlier at the European poster competition in 2009, which was designed by the young designer, Aleksandra Aleksić.

The most important media channels, news articles, posters, invitations, programme brochures, billboards and Internet channels were used to promote the event from the period of 1 August to early October (after the date of the event). The largest audience was school children and students. All the main electronic and press media in Montenegro reported the press conference and the opening ceremony, the main web portals also announced the event.

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D. 1.1 Awareness Campaign

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION

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2 ATTRACTING THE AUDIENCE

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3 MOTIVATION OF PARTICIPANTS

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4 PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

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5 CONCLUSION

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1 Introduction

D. 1.1 Awareness Campaign

The awareness campaign was directed towards informing the wide public and different social groups about the event and different segments of its content, in order to attract them to visit the Night and get in interaction with researchers. Objectives of this work package were:

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To attract as large an audience as possible to the Researchers' Night event;

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To make as large public as possible aware of the Researchers' Night and its objectives;

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To collect the necessary number of participants coming from different sectors and fields of research and train them for the Night’s activities.

2 Attracting the audience

Offline tools of communication used:

Billboards on 6 locations in Podgorica, one backlight, and five city-lights;

The big tarpaulin, placed all along the main tower of the Atlas Capital Centre.

The news announcing the umbrella festival, Open Science Days, broadcasted by the Montenegrin media.

Open Science Days , broadcasted by the Montenegrin media. TV chanells Work Package Title: Awareness campaign

TV chanells

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Newspapers

TV ads on national TV and TV Vijesti provided through media sponsorships in prime time, starting from Sept 10;

TV and radio talk shows: participation of coordinators and researchers promoting and announcing the event in the most watched talk shows in the country:

National TV, I channel:

Sept 26 / Morning program

TV Vijesti:

Sep 26 / Boje jutra, morning program

TV Atlas:

Sept 25 / afternoon show 5 do 5

Direct marketing: direct invitation to heads of Science Talents’ Activities in all the schools, school directors, faculty deans, and other research stakeholders;

Press conference held on September 18, with participation of the project coordinators (joint press conference of the Open Science Days and Researchers’ Night) and reported on the news program of TV Vijesti, TV Montena, TV MBC, morning program of the public TV RTCG, Antena M radio;

50 posters with programme distributed to schools and faculties one week in advance;

11 000 flyers distributed to the postboxes of the apartments in the city quart around the main venue, Atlas Capital Centre.

Online communication tools:

Web sites www.festivalnauke.me , web sites of the Ministry of Science (2 related

posts) http://www.mpin.gov.me,

PRONA www.prona.org , web site of the Open

Science Days www.daninauke.me ; Facebook page; 4 related mails to academic network mailing list (around 1300 users), and NCP mailing list (around 1000 users);

News transmitted to main Montenegrin web portals:

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Website and Facebook pages announced different segments of the programme.

Team members (belonging to different generations and professions) animated their own social groups to visit the event

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Motivation of participants

The project has managed to create synergy of people who care about science promotion, although it could be said that earlier, much attention was paid to the promotion of scientific work and the profession of researchers. It can be said that the “Researchers’ Night” movement has gained increased support by researchers from public research sector, business, NGOs and diaspora. Thanks to this fact activities could be performed at several locations, different smaller teams taking on part of the responsibility for organizing them.

The participants who applied to the public call distributed through press, web sites and e-mails, were informed about the expected result of the event and the messages to be delivered. In their application, they signed to agree to adhere to the rules and messages of the project. Each team who was accepted to participate delivered a high quality result.

The project team was constantly online with the applicants, offering them directions and advice. The project offered to each team a promotional kit consisting of:

standard designed demonstration stand, specially designed poster for each participating team; roll-up with the explanation text for each stand / part of the programme and space in the programme brochure. The participants could have the consumables for demonstrations paid by the project.

The last joint meeting with all the participants was organised two weeks before the event, in order to clarify all the open issues and determine final deadlines for all the final tasks required. They were provided with scene design, dresses, consumable materials, conductor of the programme and directing assistant.

The main event in Science Café was the competition organized by association BEST on the topics related to astronomy and cosmology. The students were invited to present various engineering problems related to space technologies. The pupils of the Elementary School “Jugoslavija“ from Bar were motivated to investigat and compete in quiz on various ecological topics.

In cooperation with the Embassy of USA, the movie “The City Dark“, was shown in the Informative Cultural Centre „Budo Tomovic“, while students were invited on discussion followeed by discussion of students with the movie director, Ian Chaney.

4 Promotional materials

The visual identity was developed by famous young Montenegrin artist Siniša Radulović.

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D. 1.1 Awareness Campaign The promotional materials consisted of: • Logo of the event was implemented

The promotional materials consisted of:

Logo of the event was implemented on all the materials related to the Night;

Mascot, shown on all the materials and on posters in different contexts, as well as in figure as a host at the entrance to the central space;

Billboards: 6 billboards on the streets of Podgorica, 5 citylights, 1 backlights, + big tarpaulin all along the main tower of Atlas Capital Center;

Main poster for the Night, posted in 50 copies at central locations in Podgorica;

Explanatory panels or rollups for each exhibiting group;

Flyer with the short programme in 11 000 copies;

Programme brochure, produced in 2,000 copies – distributed at the event.

On all promotional materials is highlighted European value of the project.

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Conclusion

The awareness campaign succeeded to reach the objective set in the project proposal related to a wide presence of the event in different types of media. The media and post-coverage through special TV broadcasts (“Researchers Night” special program broadcasted in October in 2 terms, made very wide public aware of it. The web site had more than 45,000 visits during the 2014, and more than 8000 during the months of August and September.

There was a positive synergy effect with the wider national event celebrating science – “Open Science Days”, September 22-26, 2014.

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