educational and promotional activities

educational and promotional activities

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.



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Research days 2009

From September 15th to 26th, within the European Researchers’ Night 2009, Slori organised research laboratories on the social networks, dedicated to the alumni of the pedagogical high schools of Trieste and Gorizia. In the project collaborated teachers of these schools, the expert Enrico Marchetto of the University of Milan, as well as the Cooperative Bank of the Carso (ZKB) and the Financial Company - Finančna družba KB1909, which contributed to the daily transport of pupils from Trieste to Gorizia and vice versa. Within the research laboratories, future sociologists carried out a survey called The web is based on the youth, administering the questionnaire to alumni of all high schools of Trieste and Gorizia. All these alumni then participated to the results presentations, which took place in the Narodni dom in Trieste and in the Auditorium of the School centre of Gorizia on September 26th and 27th. The Slovenian Club dedicated to the initiative one of its traditional Tuesday evenings, to which participated also dr. Gregor Petrič and Andraž Petrovčič of the Centre for Methodology and Informatics of the Faculty of Humanities of Ljubljana.

Research week 2008

Due to the variegated program, the 2008 edition became a Research Week, which took place from Monday, September 22nd to Friday, September 26th in San Pietro al Natisone, Gorizia and Trieste with a series of events dedicated to the wider public. The aim was to promote research activities among the Slovenian national community in Italy and the role of such activities in society.

Research Week Program:

- Monday, September 22nd, 2008, 17.30

Introduction into the Research Week and award of the prizes of Slori’s competition for 2008 graduation and postgraduate theses in San Pietro al Natisone, hall of the Institute for Slovenian Culture, Slovenian Cultural Centre, Via Alpe Adria 69.

- Presentation of the publication RE-THINKING THE MINORITY and debate on topical themes regarding the Slovenian national community in Italy.

On Monday, September 22nd, 2008, at 17.30, in San Pietro al Natisone, hall of the Institute for Slovenian Culture, Slovenian Cultural Centre, Via Alpe Adria 69.

On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008, at 18.00, in Gorizia, Auditorium of the School Centre, Via Puccini 14.

On Wednesday, September 24th, 2008, at 18.00, in Trieste, hall of the Cooperative Bank of the Carso ZKB, Via Ricreatorio 2.

- Friday, September 26th, 2008, at 11.00, in the Millo hall in Muggia, Piazza Repubblica 4.

Press conference and presentation of the publication and web page: Invitation to discovering minorities. The Slovenian national community in Italy and the Italian national community in Slovenia and Croatia introduce themselves, created within the project MI.MA. Majorities get to know minorities, co-financed by the Interreg Programme IIIA Slovenia-Italy 2000-2006, organised by Slori and Unione Italiana.

- During the Research Week, at the Bilingual school centre of San Pietro al Natisone, research laboratories for pupils of the first level secondary school took place.

Research days 2007

On Friday, September 28th, 2007, from 11.00 a.m. to evening hours, the Researchers’ Day took place in Gorizia. The aim of the event was to promote research activities among the Slovenian national community in Italy and its role in society. Slori aims at highlighting the importance of research in the sociological field and at pointing out its own efforts dedicated to the intellectual growth of the youth. Therefore, the morning programme was mainly dedicated to high school students, and the afternoon one to the wider public.

The morning programme of the Researchers’ Day was prepared by Slori along with the sociology high school S. Gregorčič of Gorizia and included the presentation of the research project The young and violence, a research work on the forms and the diffusion of violence among the youth and on the organisations which help the victims of violence and deal with non-violent communication.

The whole research task was carried out by a group of 3rd year students of the sociology high school, with the tutoring of some teachers and Slori researchers. The results of the survey, which began on Monday, September 17th, 2007, were presented on Friday, September 28th at 11.00 in the Auditorium of Slovenian high schools in Gorizia.

The afternoon part of the Researchers’ Day also took place in the Auditorium of Slovenian high schools in Gorizia, starting at 16.00, when Slori awarded the prizes for the 2007 competition for graduation and postgraduate theses.

At 17:00, Slori researchers presented the following papers:

- Devan Jagodic Preserving and dropping language use in the Slovenian linguistic community in Trieste: results of an empirical research
- Maja Mezgec Functional literacy and minority languages: the case of the Slovenian minority in Italy
- Suzana Pertot In the name of the father: trans-generational language and identity transfer through the male line
- Norina Bogatec Multiethnic classrooms in minority and majority schools'
- Zaira Vidali Project MI.MA. Majorities get to know minorities. Presentation of results

After these papers, a round table took place on guidelines, forms and perspectives of research activities in the Province of Gorizia and in the Gorizia cross-border area, with introductory speeches of the provincial Presidents of SSO and SKGZ, Janez Povše and Livio Semolič, and of the President of SLOV.I.K. Boris Peric.


Research days 2006

From September 11th 2006, a research project was carried out in collaboration with 3rd year students and teachers of the sociology high school A. M. Slomšek: The use and misuse of mobile phones and internet. Starting from the introductory lectures on internet and mobile phones development and on paedophilia as a phenomenon that a child or teenager can encounter through the web, the students prepared a questionnaire on their own. Then they verified with 1st and 2nd year students of high schools with Slovenian as the teaching language the frequency and way of use of mobile phone and internet services, as well as the level of awareness of the paedophilia phenomenon. The project was carried out in groups with the tutoring of some Slori researchers, in order to allow students to experiment the research work and be actively involved in all phases of the research. On September 22nd, in the Narodni dom the results were presented by the 3-D class students to students of the 1st and 2nd year who were administered the questionnaire, as well as to the teachers and lecturers who had offered these students the introductory theoretical knowledge. The morning presentation was also the final phase of the research project, in which the young researchers transmitted their results to and discussed it with the participants.

The afternoon part of the Open Day (in the hall Gregorčičeva from 16:00) was dedicated to university students of sociology and humanities. The organisers wanted to offer them the chance to talk directly with some lecturers about The graduation thesis or the graduation trouble? Writing down a graduation thesis is a very important part of university life, and the student can take it as a positive research experience or as a moment in which he/she can potentially become, for a short period, a real researcher. The lecturers Igor Jelen, Miran Košuta, Emidij Susič, Ivan Verč and Marta Verginella talked about the possible methodological approaches, the research contents and the adequate ways for searching material and literature, but most of all they were pleased to answer students’ questions.

Slori was open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. on, and in the evening a socialisation meeting took place.
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