Science on Stage festival 2019

The 11th European Science on Stage festival took place from 31 October to 3 November 2019 in Cascais, Portugal, at the Estoril Congress Center.

At the largest European educational fair for STEM teachers around 450 primary and secondary school teachers from over 30 countries came together to exchange best practice teaching concepts. They presented their most innovative ideas from teachers for teachers in a fair, in workshops, and in performances. 

The festival was under the patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics, Member of the European Commission, and is endorsed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. 

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Winners of the European STEM Teacher Award 2019

Portugal: "Educate to Innovate" by Honorata Pereira and Francisco Borges (Eptoliva, Oliveira do Hospital) in the category "Sustainable Development in Science

Germany: "We become insulation experts!" by Silke Puda and Ricarda Rustige (Grundschule Birth, Velbert) in the category "Science in Early Years"

France: "A mysterious cup" by Jean-Brice Meyer, (LP2I, Jaunay-Marigny) in the category "Low-Cost and Recycled Science"

Spain: "Low-cost astrobiology studies" by Maria Pilar Orozco and Juan Antonio Prieto Sánchez (Huerta de la Cruz school, Algeciras) in the category "Astronomy and Space Exploration in Science Education"

Greece: "Optical Tweezers: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 at your school" by Michalis Orfanakis and  Mikis Mylonakis (General Lyceum of Makri Gialos/Gymnasium of Koutsouras; IESL - FORTH, Heraklion) in the category "Digital Literacy and Science Education"

Ukraine"Sensory integration in mathematics" by Olena Kovalova (Secondary school №8, Kramators) in the category "Inclusive Science"

Germany, Norway: "Let’s build a sustainable future – together!" by Ulrike Englert and Gerald Decelles III (Willibald-Gluck-Gymnasium; Skagerak International School) in the category "Joint Projects"

Highly commended projects

Finland: "Kalevala goes science" by Johanna Eskelinen and Päivi Mustalampi (Joutsan yhtenäiskoulu, Joutsa) 

Germany: "Construction of a myoelectric prosthesis" by Thomas Kluge and Alexander Köhler (Gymnasium Riedberg, Frankfurt) 

Italy: "Oranges and Lemons" by Francesca Butturini and Gordon Kennedy (Liceo Agli Angeli/ Liceo Educandato agli Angeli, Verona) 

Italy, United Kingdom: "Beyond the Water" by Frederico Andreoletti and  Emma Crisell (Istituto salesiano “Don Bosco”, 
Brescia; Richard Taylor CE Primary, Harrogate) 

Kazakhstan: "Air Garden" by Kymbat Dyussembayeva and Serik Mukanov (Nazarbayev Intellectual School, Nur-Sultan)

Netherlands: "Albatross project" by Conny Jasperse (Het Nieuwe Lyceum, Bilthoven) 

Sweden: "DIY Stargazer - Let's bring the stars to Earth!" by Emma Lindahl (Älghults friskola, Älghult)

Guiding themes

All projects presented at the festival represent inquiry-based learning approaches. Please allocate your project to one of the guiding themes:

  • Science in Early Years
  • Digital Literacy and Science Education
  • Science Education for a Sustainable Development
  • Astronomy and Space Exploration in Science Education
  • Low-Cost and Recycled Science
  • Inclusive Science
  • Joint projects
    Projects developed in cooperation between teachers from different countries, one of whom at least participated in a previous festival. 


All primary and secondary school teachers present their projects and experiments at stands in an exhibition, called fair. It is the main element of the festival. Other projects, selected by the programme committee of the festival, will be additionally presented in the categories 'Workshop' and 'On Stage Performance'.

All participants present their projects and experiments at stands in an exhibition. The fair is the main element of the festival.

Workshops (50 minutes)
Interactive hands-on sessions from teachers for teachers to work together to learn and practice new skills, develop activities or create resources.

On-Stage Performances (20 minutes)
Participants hold plenary presentations, performances, or experimental lectures on a stage.

The jury

An international jury selected at the festival the best projects awarded with the European STEM Teacher Award. In this selection process, the recommendations for the best projects of the National Steering Committees have been taken into account.

Members of the international jury 2019:

  • Michalis Hadjimarcou, Cyprus
  • Renata Rydvalová, Czech Republic
  • Majken Grünfeld, Denmark
  • Jean-Luc Richter, France
  • Jörg Gutschank, Germany
  • Paul Nugent, Ireland
  • Monica Zanella, Italy
  • Daiga Krieviņa, Latvia
  • Robert Tatsis, the Netherlands
  • Ellen Hillesøy, Norway
  • Jerzy Jarosz, Poland
  • Priscila Doran, Portugal 
  • José Saraiva, Portugal
  • Vitor Teodore, Portugal
  • Isabel Borges, Portugal
  • Vesna Ferk Savec, Slovenia 
  • Nuria Muñoz, Spain    

Festival venue

Estoril Congress Center
Avenida Amaral
2765-192 Estoril


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