The European Commission promotes, since 2005, the European Researchers’ Night. At the end of September, several promotional events take place on a European and local level, dedicated to the affirmation of researching, researchers and their role in society. Within this frame, Slori organises since 2006 a series of events to promote research activities and the researcher’s profession in the field of social sciences.
Initiatives within the frame of the Researchers’ Night 2013
Research laboratories “Water for all, all for water!”
A group of pupils of the first grade secondary school Ivan Trinko in Gorizia has given this title to the research work they carried out with the research laboratories 2013. This theme was in line with the contents of the second edition of Trieste NEXT - European salon of innovation and scientific research, which intended to highlight the universal meaning of water with the title Water WISE.
In the research laboratories Nevenka Ražman of the Institute for health protection in Koper collaborated, introducing the students into the world of water and handing them out the reference material. Considering the acquired information, the young researchers, with the supervision of researcher Norina Bogatec, created a questionnaire to which pupils of all three classes of the Gorizia school answered. The data acquired where then entered into a computer and elaborated, and the results graphically presented and thoroughly analyzed. The results of the research work were then presented on September 23rd in Piazza Unità within the interregional project NEAR - North East Researcher’s Night, organized by universities and scientific institutions from Trieste, Udine, Venice, Padova and Verona.
Research day 2013
SLORI’s initiatives within the frame of the Researchers’ Night 2013 ended with the Research day 2013 on September 27 at 16 hours in the Narodni dom in Trieste in collaboration with the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Slovenians abroad. The introductory speech of the organizers was followed by the award of the prizes of SLORI’s 2013 competition for graduate and postgraduate theses. After this, the researcher Maja Mezgec presented the results of the Bank of Knowledge project, with which the Institute wants to contribute to discovering and orienting the intellectual potential of Slovenians in Italy. In the afternoon, a round table took place on Brain circulation in contemporary society: a need or a challenge? The testimonies of young researchers from Trieste, in which collaborated Igor Guardianchich, politologist at the University of Southern Denmark, Marija Mamolo, demographist at the Italian institute for statistics, and Robert Volčič, neuroscientist at the Italian institute for technology in Rovereto. In the debate on the current position of researchers in Italy, Slovenia and Europe, the speakers underlined in particular their own considerations on the current problem of brain drain. The round table was moderated by SLORI director Devan Jagodic.
Research days 2012 From September 10th to 14th, 2012, at the first level secondary school with Slovenian as the teaching language in Opicina, research laboratories were carried out, organised by Slori for the seventh year. The aim of the laboratories is to promote research activities among the younger population, based on a practical research experience. The students perform a shorter research task and study the methods of empirical research. The novelty of the 2012 edition was the collaboration in the event TRIESTE NEXT, that is the European innovation and scientific research forum, organised by: Municipality of Trieste, University of Trieste, Nordesteuropa Editore, Chamber of Commerce of Trieste, Committee for Venezia Nordest European Capital of Culture 2019, CRTrieste Foundation, Province of Trieste, Region FVG. It took place form September 28th to 30th in Trieste. This first edition was named Save the food and the aim was to highlight the importance of healthy nutrition between tradition and innovation. Research days 2011 The 2011 research laboratories took place in San Pietro al Natisone from September 26th to 30th. Participants were pupils of the 3rd year of the bilingual first level secondary school. With a questionnaire-based research, they studied the hobbies and videogames loved by pupils of that school. The laboratory work was carried out in groups. After a general introduction, the pupils defined the research contents and then prepared a questionnaire that was administered to pupils of the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of primary school and the alumni of the 1st and 2nd year of the first level secondary school, for a total of 93 pupils. The collected data was then introduced in a computer and elaborated, and the results were graphically presented and analysed. The results and final considerations were then written down and the final research work was presented to the surveyed pupils and their teachers. In the 2011 edition of the European Researchers’ Night, the main event, organised by Slori in collaboration with the Slovenian Cultural Centre and the patronage of the Municipalities of Tarvisio and Malborghetto-Valbruna and the Mountain Community ‘Gemonese, Val del Ferro and Val Canale’, was a round table with the title The situation and perspectives of research in Val Canale and the wider three-border area between Italy, Slovenia and Austria. The aim of the event was to promote the rich and very differentiated research activity that has been developing in these last years, with regard to the very particular, culturally and linguistically plural environment of Val Canale, and with particular focus on researching the processes and dynamics that characterise the Slovenian speaking community that lives there. At the round table collaborated: the chairperson Nataša Gliha Komac (Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language ZRC SAZU of Ljubljana, University of Ljubljana, SLORI), Boris Jesih (Government Office for Slovenians Abroad of the Republic of SLovenia), Andrej Kranjc (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts SAZU), Marko Snoj (Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language ZRC SAZU of Ljubljana), Janez Stergar and Danijel Grafenauer (Institute for Ethnic Studies of Ljubljana), Irena Lačen Benedičič (Museum Gornjesavski, Jesenice), Milan Bufon (SLORI), Roberto Dapit (Unievrsity of Udine), Vincenc Rajšp (Slovenian Scientific Institute of Vienna), Martina Piko-Rustia (Institute Urban Jarnik of Klagenfurt), Monica Tallone (Philological Friulian Association), Alfredo Sandrini (Kanaltaler Kulturverein), Renato Carlantoni (Municipality of Tarvisio), Alessandro Oman (Municipality of Malborghetto-Valbruna), Gianni Verona (Mountain Community of ‘Gemonese, Val del Ferro and Val Canale’), Antonio Pasquariello (Multilevel school I. Bachmann of Tarvisio) and Francesca Comello (Open Leader scarl). Research days 2010 In 2010, the almost traditional research laboratories within the European Researchers’ Night took place in the first level secondary school of Doberdò from September 20th to 24th and were dedicated to 3rd year pupils who studied how their fellows employ their free time and which after-school activities they deal with. The laboratory work was carried out in groups. After a general introduction, the pupils defined the concept of free time and the research contents; afterwards, they prepared a questionnaire that was administered to fellow pupils of other classes. The collected data was then introduced in a computer and elaborated, and the results were graphically presented and analysed. The results and final considerations were then written down and the final research work was presented to the surveyed pupils and their teachers.