Science Education

Making science education and careers attractive for young people aims at improving science and technology literacy in our society.

Innovative formal and informal science education teaching and learning is important in order to raise both young boys' and girls' awareness of the different aspects encompassing science and technology in today's society and to address the challenges faced by young people when pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

In order to make science education and careers attractive for young people. a sustainable and cross-cutting interaction between the relevant actors in the field is crucial:

  • different levels of the education system
  • universities and other higher education establishments
  • research and innovation funding and performing organizations
  • civil society organizations and NGO's
  • industry, policy-makers
  • professors
  • teachers
  • students and pupils
  • science museums and science centres.

Examples of good practice in science education:


is the community for science education in Europe, promotes and supports Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals.