SonSEu: Science on Stage Europe


Science on Stage is a European initiative designed to encourage teachers from across Europe to share good practice in science teaching.

Innovative and inspirational science teaching is seen as a key factor in attracting young people to deal with scientific issues, whether or not they finally choose a career in science. Hence, Science on Stage aims to stimulate the interest of young people through their school teachers, who can play a key role in reversing the trend of falling interest in science and current scientific research.

The overall aims of Science on Stage are to:

  • Provide a forum for teachers to exchange teaching ideas for the sciences
  • Inspire and re-enthuse science teachers
  • Provide teachers with access to quality science teaching resources and ideas
  • Inform teachers about wider science research
  • Raise the profile of science teaching with education ministers in the countries involved


Ultimately, the aim of Science on Stage is to enable teachers to deliver science in a more creative and engaging way.

Basic information

Country: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Other

Coordinator: Science on Stage Europe e.V.,

Programme: FP6

Project Acronym:

Target groups: education authorities, primary school students, secondary school students, teachers, trainee teachers, under school-age kids, youth clubs

Topic: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer science, Chemistry, Earth science, Ecology, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Environmental sciences, Geography, Information technology, Microtechnology, Nanotechnology, Physics, Education

Start year: 2000


Contact person: info (at)

In addition to the national and European wide events, Science on Stage Europe produces and distributes science education studies and reports.

National reports on the Science on Stage events across Europe are available through the website, see e.g.

Other publications are available at

The Science on Stage programme offers European teachers the chance to exchange successful and innovative teaching methods and materials.

The Science on Stage Festival, hosted every two years, brings together science teachers from across Europe to share best practice in science teaching. The National Steering Committees organise events and activities at the national level, promote the overall project and select excellent projects to represent their country at the European events.

Teaching materials and publications that have been compiled within the Science on Stage activities and events since 2000 are available at and

The Teaching Science in Europe publications can be ordered at


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