Science on Stage Europe provides a European platform for science teachers to exchange teaching concepts and to share ideas. The ultimate goal is to improve science teaching by encouraging creativity in science teachers. Through this we will encourage more schoolchildren to consider a career in science or engineering by spreading good teaching concepts among Europe’s science teachers.
Since its launch in 2000, Science on Stage has reached about 100,000 teachers and teacher trainers in 30 countries (extrapolation by country representatives in 2011 and 2015). A network of National Steering Committees in these countries provides the interface to their national science teaching communities. Moreover non-European countries have the possibility to join the Science on Stage network as 'Associate Members', spreading best practice teaching ideas for STEM around the globe.
Science on Stage Europe is the umbrella organisation that supports the 30 member countries with the realisation of their activities and helps with coordination of the Science on Stage festivals. The broadening of the network, the acquisition of new members and various administrative tasks carried out by the Science on Stage Europe office in Berlin.
Since 2011, Science on Stage Europe e.V. is a registered non-profit association recognised by German law.
To improve the quality of teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by...
- ...enabling science teachers to exchange teaching concepts and experience
- ...inspiring and enthusing science teachers
- ...informing teachers about wider scientific research
How do teachers benefit from Science on Stage? This unique platform for science education has a sustainable impact, as shown by several evaluation studies.
- 79% of participating teachers implement teaching ideas seen at the Science on Stage festivals,
- 69% state that the festivals have given them back more motivation and joy in their profession,
- 50% share long-lasting contacts and have spread ideas seen at Science on Stage activities in teacher trainings.