The event was organized by the PlantaSYST partners MVCRI (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitrina Kostova) and CPSBB on September 29, 2017, the campus of the “Maritza” Vegetable Crops Research Institute (MVCRI). MVCRI participated for the second consecutive year in the “European Night of Scientists 2017” and funded by the project “FRESH – Find Researchers Everywhere and Share” № 722790, Call: H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2016. All the events on this day are supported by the European Commission as a part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, to boost the careers of researchers. CPSBB employees participated in the preparation, organization and realization of the event.
The main purpose of the event was to popularize the science conducted at MVRCI and CPSBB among children, with particular emphasis on Solanaceous vegetables. More than 70 visitors attended the event.