Národný koordinátor
programu HORIZONT 2020

Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities (SOVVA)

Partner

  • Description of the expertise offered
    We are open to different formats of cooperation by offering our experience in creation the whole concept of the program and idea content of interactive events that can popularise the science. SOVVA has already successfully implemented 8 years of Researchers’ Night in Slovakia and we have rich experience from coordination of the 7th Framework Programme. In regard to this experience we would like to strengthen the impact, enhance the resonance of popularizing activities and give them international scope and make science the hot topic for public in general. We could for example prepare a series of science exhibitions and cafés in the venues of the most successful Slovak bookshops, cooperating science museums, entertaining and educational science centres and new multicultural centres or creative environments covering all country´s territory. Program will react and discuss not only global burning issues but also everyday problems and practical questions of common people. Thanks to the direct discussions with the researchers, people will more likely appreciate successes of the science and will understand that our daily life is strongly influenced by scientific knowledge. The partnership with one of the most popular Slovak bookshop will bring lot of interesting opportunities to present our activities, e.g. within the program of the biggest Slovak festival Pohoda which is well-known through the whole Europe. We are open to different formats of cooperation by offering our experience in creation the whole concept of the program and idea content of interactive events that can popularise the science. SOVVA has already successfully implemented 8 years of Researchers’ Night in Slovakia and we have rich experience from coordination of the 7th Framework Programme. In regard to this experience we would like to strengthen the impact, enhance the resonance of popularizing activities and give them international scope and make science the hot topic for public in general. We could for example prepare a series of science exhibitions and cafés in the venues of the most successful Slovak bookshops, cooperating science museums, entertaining and educational science centres and new multicultural centres or creative environments covering all country´s territory. Program will react and discuss not only global burning issues but also everyday problems and practical questions of common people. Thanks to the direct discussions with the researchers, people will more likely appreciate successes of the science and will understand that our daily life is strongly influenced by scientific knowledge. The partnership with one of the most popular Slovak bookshop will bring lot of interesting opportunities to present our activities, e.g. within the program of the biggest Slovak festival Pohoda which is well-known through the whole Europe. We are open to different formats of cooperation by offering our experience in creation the whole concept of the program and idea content of interactive events that can popularise the science. SOVVA has already successfully implemented 8 years of Researchers’ Night in Slovakia and we have rich experience from coordination of the 7th Framework Programme. We would like to strengthen the impact, enhance the resonance of popularizing activities and give them international scope and make science the hot topic for public in general. We could for example prepare a series of science exhibitions and cafés in the venues of the most successful Slovak bookshops, cooperating science museums, entertaining and educational science centres and new multicultural centres or creative environments covering all country´s territory. Program will react and discuss not only global burning issues but also everyday problems and practical questions of common people. Thanks to the direct discussions with the researchers, people will more likely appreciate successes of the science and will understand that our daily life is strongly influenced by scientific knowledge. The partnership with one of the most popular Slovak bookshop will bring lot of interesting opportunities to present our activities, e.g. within the program of the biggest Slovak festival Pohoda which is well-known through the whole Europe. We are open to different formats of cooperation by offering our experience in creation the whole concept of the program and idea content of interactive events that can popularise the science. SOVVA has already successfully implemented 8 years of Researchers’ Night in Slovakia and we have rich experience from coordination of the 7th Framework Programme. We could for example prepare a series of science exhibitions and cafés in the venues of the most successful Slovak bookshops, cooperating science museums, entertaining and educational science centres and new multicultural centres or creative environments covering all country´s territory. Program will react and discuss not only global burning issues but also everyday problems and practical questions of common people. Thanks to the direct discussions with the researchers, people will more likely appreciate successes of the science and will understand that our daily life is strongly influenced by scientific knowledge. The partnership with one of the most popular Slovak bookshop will bring lot of interesting opportunities to present our activities, e.g. within the program of the biggest Slovak festival Pohoda which is well-known through the whole Europe.
  • Potential Contribution to the Project Proposal
    • Dissemination and Outreach
    • Hosting/Sending Secondments
    • IPR Know-How
  • Relevant work programme
    • Science with and for Society
  • Former participation in FP or other international cooperation projects
    Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities /SOVVA/ has already successfully implemented 8 years of Researchers’ Night in Slovakia and has also experience with coordination and organisation of the conferences, seminars and information days. We have rich experience from coordination of the 7th Framework Programme for research, development and demonstration activities in Slovakia on the basis of the contract with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. We provided technical, organizational and administrative functioning of the national contact points and national delegates of programme committees. This support included organisation of the conferences, seminars and information days, consulting services for Slovak research organizations to become involved in the preparation of FP7 projects and other specialized activities focused on linking Slovak and European research.
  • Organisation and country
    Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities (SOVVA), Slovakia
  • Type of organisation
    • Academic
    • Enterprise
    • Public Body
    • SME
  • Web address

    www.sovva.sk; 

    www.nocvyskumnikov.sk

  • Description of the organisation
    Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities (SOVVA) is the main organiser of the festival of science European Researchers´ night in Slovakia (2007 - 2015). In 2011, SOVVA has been authorized by Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic as coordinator of the national network of NCPs and NDs of the FP7 in Slovak Republic. As the main coordinator for support structures SOVVA provided technical, organizational and administrative functioning of NCPs and NDs but the main coordination activities included a number of thematic seminars, information days and conferences aimed at increasing the participation of Slovakia in FP7 projects and improving the success of Slovak participants. It is also promoting R&D development in Slovakia and bridging the academic and commercial areas while utilizing international experience and contacts. And finally providing the assistance to R&D institutions in obtaining additional funds for research and participates in the process of creating functional links with other social and economic areas in the country. Beside that SOVVA provides consulting service in finding partners and becoming involved in international research consortiums and on the other hand it shows foreign teams how to find project partners in Slovakia. SOVVA is also engaged in organisation of the specialized activities focused on linking Slovak and European research.
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  • Organisation details
    • Other
  • Target Partner Country
    • Member State or Associated Country
  • Contact person
    Miriam Šlosárová
  • Telephone
    +421 911 790 899
  • E-mail
    slosarova@sovva.sk
  • Country
    Slovakia