Science on Stage Europe The European platform for science teachers

History of Science on Stage festivals

Since 2000, eight festivals have been held in various places in Europe. Starting with 'Physics on Stage', it was soon clear that all sciences should benefit from the exchange among teachers. Meanwhile, the Science on Stage festivals are Europe's biggest STEM teaching events.

The European festival ‘Physics on Stage’ was held for the first time in 2000. Target group were physics teachers who came together at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. The event was organised by CERN, ESA and ESO.

From 2005 onwards, the initiative was continued under the name of ‘Science on Stage’. From now on, all natural sciences were included. The organisational responsibility was laid into the hands of the seven research institutes on EU level that have formed the EIROforum.

In 2007 it was decided to carry on the initiative by all member states. The continuation was enabled by the funding of the employers’ association Gesamtmetall and its initiative think ING. Since then, nationally organised Science on Stage festivals took place every two years.

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Overview of the past Science on Stage festivals