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Kick-off: Press conference on the Science on Stage festival 2017

The Hungarian organizing committee of the Science on Stage festival 2017 held a kick-off press conference on 16 December 2015 in Agora Science Center, Debrecen. It was announced that the city of Debrecen won the right of organization of the festival. The press conference was organized by the mayor’s office. Representatives of several electronic, printed media and television channels as well as numerous interested teachers, head teachers and possible future industrial sponsors were present.

The opening talk was presented by Dr. Csaba Sükösd, the head of Science on Stage Hungary, who introduced the festival and gave a short outlook. As a second speaker Dr. László Papp, the Mayor of Debrecen, went into detail how important the Science on Stage festival is and insured the audience about the full support of the festival. Dr. László Csernoch, the vice chancellor of the Universityof Debrecen, talked about the event from a higher educational point of view, while Béla Somogyi, the director of the Agora Science Center, put emphasis on the importance of the presentation of interesting and catching science experiments in education. Márta Gajdosné Szabó, the Hungarian winner of the European Science Teacher Award 2015, shortly introduced her price-winner project and encouraged all teachers to apply for the Science on Stage festival 2017.