EUROPEAN RESEARCH SHOWCASE 28 – 29 April & September 2023

The RIF wishes to inform researchers about the possibility to join the European Research Showcase, which will take place on 28-29 April 2023.

The event provides the opportunity to researchers working in industry and academia, at any professional level and in any discipline, to highlight their work in an engaging and creative way in a social media-based engagement event, in a broad audience of viewers across TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.

To take part, researchers can do any and all of the following:

  • Create a 2-minute video that tells their research story in an engaging & creative way
  • Participate in a livestreamed interview or discussion panel about their work
  • Submit a short profile about them & their work, which the organisers will help to turn into a social media graphic

Researchers participating to the European Research Showcase will be provided with:

  • An invitation to “Lights, Camera, Action!” a 2-hour online training session focused on video content creation for research on 16th February 2023. This training will guide the participants through the process of creating high quality video content for use on TikTok and other social media platforms using just a phone and simple editing software.
  • Mentorship in content creation and social media use by an award-winning science communicator.
  • Access to a suite of training videos focused on public engagement with research, covering jargon busting, inclusivity, safeguarding and more.
  • Communications materials – a digital marketing pack including a short video, suggested social media posts, images and text for websites and newsletters, etc.
  • Troubleshooting support for setting up their activities

It is noted that the European Research Showcase will be repeated in September 2023 during the UK’s European Researchers’ Night 2023, at a date to be announced at a later stage, whereas preparatory activities will take place during July-August 2023.

The European Research Showcase is organised by «The Natural History Consortium» (a consortium between Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath and Northeast Somerset Council) as part of INTERSECTIONS, an international collaboration funded by UKRI.

To express your interest and find out more about how you and your organisation can get involved visit the Event Registration Page at or contact the Organisers directly at [email protected].

For additional information you may contact the RIF at the following contact details: Marcia Trillidou, Email: [email protected], tel.: 22 205000, 205071.