A Friday dedicated to research and future
26 September 2019 | Written by La redazione
September 27th will be a special day: between Friday for Future and European Researchers' Night, Italian and European cities look to tomorrow
September 27th will not be a Friday like any other, but it will be a day of research and struggles for the environment, a great concentration of the future. Like every year on the last Friday of September, the European Researchers’ Night is celebrated, an opportunity to bring citizens closer to research and the great challenges it is about to face. On the same day, however, the Global Strike for Future will come back, with its global events to fight climate change.
The European night of researchers. Scientific demonstrations, open workshops, evening events and much more. The Researchers’ Night is a European event that allows citizens to meet researchers and discover their studies and their role in society. In Italy, thousands of researchers will be involved, with hundreds of events organized in 116 cities of our peninsula, divided into different projects: from Milan to Naples, from Verona to Catania research will be protagonist throughout the national territory. An event that over the years has been loved and appreciated by citizens and that reached record numbers with over 1,500,000 people involved throughout Europe in the last edition.
Global strike for future. “We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is the money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you. For more than 30 years the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us I say we will never forgive you”.
The words pronounced by Greta Thunberg during the Climate Action Summit, the UN summit on climate action in New York, are still strong. The young people, quoted several times by Greta in her speech, are ready to return to the streets to protest against the ineffectiveness of the actions taken so far against climate change and to emphasize their commitment to the environment. On Friday 27th September, the Global Strike for Future returns and the girls and boys from all over the world are ready to take to the streets. The initiative was also approved by the MIUR, with the Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti communicated that “the schools, in their own autonomy, can consider justified the absence of the students taken for participation in the event, given the civic value that participation holds “.
A day that looks to the future, therefore: the fight against climate change and scientific research are two of the fundamental ingredients for building the best of possible futures.